Newlands Round

Start point: Chapel Bridge, Little Town (NY 232 194)

Start Time: 06:55

Weather: Sunny spells.

Partly Cloudy                 
Temperature      6 ℃ 
Feels like       1 ℃
Wind Speed       3.8 mi/h
Wind Direction   S
Humidity         95%

Little Town – Chapel Bridge – Low High Snab – High Snab Bank – Robinson – Littledale Edge – Hindscarth – Hindscarth Edge – Dale Head – Dalehead Tarn – High Spy – Maiden Moor – Hause Gate – Catbells – Little Town

Well it’s been a long time since I did this one! The last time I did this route was in 2003 but of course the fells have been visited since then using different routes. It was longer and tougher than I remember but then again perhaps it is because I have 18 more years in my legs. This is a fantastic round and one that I can highly recommend and the conditions were absolutely perfect for it with fine Autumn weather. As you will see the conditions all around weren’t necessarily so good so I struck lucky today.

For anyone interested, there are two Striding Edge Lake District calendars this year, an A3 one and an A5 desktop version. They are available here and there is a multi-buy discount available for both sizes.

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  1. John Atherton says

    Great circuit, one of my favourites. The scrambly bit on Robinson used to be less of a problem when I was younger. My last time over Catbells was on Jan 2nd nearly 3 years ago. Posh new cairn but no people about – they were all shopping for trendy kit in Keswick. Hope your gloves turn up!
    John A and the Fell Bunny!

    • site_admin says

      Hi John – I had forgotten how good it was up there and perhaps I won’t leave it so long next time! I’ll have a look for my gloves next time as well!

      Thanks,
      Sean

  2. Mick Phillips says

    Hi Sean, thanks for this, another favourite round, and I too was surprised how the scrambly bits seem to get harder as one ages. Must get back soon…

    • site_admin says

      Yes, strange isn’t it – I can’t remember that bit being anything too drastic yet this time we had to find a way around it!

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