Flanks of NewlandsL026
- One of the best miles in the Lakes
- Great views over the central area
- Take time in graceful Newlands
1860′. I have included this circuit of Ard Crags in this listing for two main reasons; the ridge is excellent(a grassy knife edge) and Newlands the valley simply deserves a closer investigation than it often gets. Many will pass Ard Crags by car and never even know it exists; sometimes assuming that it is part of the long Eel Crags /Causey Pike ridge. The steep heathery slopes of each ridge appear to blend in together. Not many therefore climb on to its wonderful ridge of easy walking and outstanding views across Newlands, Derwentwater and the central fells of the Lake District.
There is not a better mile of ridge walking in the area, particularly satisfying after the steep climb that precedes it. Last time I was up, myself and JP cut across to Braithwaite over the hause of Causey Pike and Scar Crags but this time I contented myself with a leisurely stroll back to the car.
Recommend: Follow the ridge south till it overlooks Buttermere, beautiful.
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|OS Map:||O/S 1.25,000. OL4 The English Lakes North West Buy Map|
|Start Point:||NY 214194. There is some road side parking 300 yards to the east of Keskadale Farm where the walk leaves the fellside. Walk to the steep s bend at the farm and a stile leads onto to the fell.|
|Height to Climb:||328ms (1,076 feet)|
|Terrain:||Excellent walking throughout|
|Eating & Drinking:||Normally I aim for the Swinside Inn but actually enjoyed a pint in the Farmers Arms in Portinscale last time out.|
|Similar Walks Nearby:||The Newlands Round
Whinlatter Fell from the forest
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