Newlands Round

  • Extensive views in all directions
  • Good walking underfoot
  • Over looking lovely Newlands

Whenever I walk the Newlands Round the name of the book “How Green is my Valley” comes to mind. Without doubt Newlands is one of the prettiest of the Lakeland valleys with its lush green fields and pretty isolated farmsteads. The valley is less imposing than many others, for example nearby Buttermere with its steep flanks and high craggy fells. The fells around Newlands are still steep but somehow softer and grassier than those to the west and south, the lines they make are more graceful this does make for some great walking territory.

The 3 fells of Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head form a neat circuit above Little Town but I would add the knobbly ridge of High Spy and Maiden Moor to create one of the very best Lakeland walks. Having completed the first three fells you will certainly feel every 550 foot of the climb to High Spy but once you are there it is a worthy addition to the route. The views over Derwent Water are exceptional on a good day and the walking is easy with the descent in to Little Town nothing more than a stroll.

The late autumn day that I last completed the Newlands Round had some of the best light for photography I have ever come across. I hope you like the photos.

Recommend: Normally I would encourage gaining height as quick as possible and climb on to the ridge of Robinson from High Nab Farm; in this case stick to the valley floor of Scope Beck and its perfectly formed valley sides.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL4 The English Lakes North West.Buy Map
Start Point: NY 231193. Little Town. There is parking by the stream just outside Little Town. Cross the bridge and take the lane past Newlands Church heading for Robinson.
Height to Climb: 968ms (3,175 feet)
Terrain: Good paths throughout, the walking along the tops is particularly pleasant.
Eating & Drinking: Tea rooms with home made cakes are available at Littletown Farm whilst the pub at Swinside, only a mile from Little Town, has superb views and a good pint.
Similar Walks Nearby: The Coledale Round from Braithwaite
Falnks of the Newlands Valley
Skiddaw via Ullock Pike
Places to Stay: Swinside Lodge HotelLittletown Guest House