Robinson from Newlands Hause

  • An easy climb to an attractive peak
  • Visit the dark depths of Moss Force
  • The views south are truly inspiring in low light

2417′. Stunning views over the Buttermere valley from High Snockrigg is the highlight of this short walk which I took one early summer morning (I’d just spent the night sleeping in the car,,,its a long story). I had never visited the depths of Moss Force before so took the path in to its depths before scrambling up the rocks beside the impressive waterfall. A path does follow the shoulder a few yards to the west but taking the route direct has always appealed to me. Strolling up Robinson is always a pleasure but this time I simply doubled back and savoured the superb views. The sun was still low in the sky and the valley in shade but the colours and light were excellent..oh if I was only a good photographer.

Recommend: This is a walk for early morning or late evening when the high start and stupendous views are ideal.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL4 The English Lakes North West Buy Map
Start Point: 193177. Start at the parking at Newlands Hause. and take the obvious path to the waterfall. Either return to the path up the shoulder or head straight up!
Height to Climb: 475 ms (1,558 feet)
Terrain: A bit wet on the col between High Snockrigg and the slopes of Robinson and the land next to the waterfall is craggy.
Eating & Drinking: The nearest place to eat and grab a pint is down at Buttermere
Similar Walks Nearby: Rannerdale Knotts
The Newlands Round
Ard Crags and the Flanks of Newlands
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  1. mountain mike says:

    Hi everyone well todays target is Robinson starting from Honister Slate Mine via Dale Head.A nice couple of Wainrights to start our two day trip to The Lakes,we leave the mine at 2.30pm its dry and looks a good afternoon,After an hour of stiff uphill walking and some good photographs taken we are at the summit of Dale Head nice Cairn.Quick break and we are off to Robinson bypassing Hindscarth,as we strart the uphill climb to Robinson a shower approaches from the west,this soon passes over and we are at the summit two Wainwrights nice one,as we turn back the sun shines on us again.Long walk back to Honister total time taken four and a half hours nice afternoon and more to come tomorrow.

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