A Newlands Round

Start point: Hawes End (NY 247 212)

Hawes End – Skelgill BankCatbellsMaiden MoorHigh Spy Dale Head –  Hindscarth High Crags Red KnottScope End – Little Town – Skelgill – Hawes End

Distance: 10 miles     Total Ascent: 1066 metres     Time Taken: 5 hours

Weather: Cold, clear at first but later in mist. 5°C

I could not believe the difference between the south Lakes and the north today. Travelling over Dunmail Raise is was as if I was transported from the dull and dreary south to the bright and frosty north on a different day. The day promised much when I set off for Catbells from Hause End but a lot of the high fells ended up being covered in cloud after the sun rose. The views from Catbells, though, made getting out of bed that bit earlier today well worth it.

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