Saturday 28th - Robinson and Hindscarth
Car Parking: Chapel Bridge small car park with honesty box (alternative parking vergeside at Newlands Church)
Start / Finish: Chapel Bridge car park
Meet Time: 9.15am
Start Time: 9.30am
Route: From the starting point follow the lane past Newlands Chapel and continue on this lane until a few hundred metres past High Snab. Here you turn sharp right after the wall and follow the path as it heads steeply upwards over grass to gain the top of High Snab Bank.
Having gained the ridge the onward route is obvious and around Blea Crags some easy scrambling is necessary on three or four rock steps. The scenery in this area is particularly rugged. Apart from these small obstacles the route is straightforward and easy to follow all the way the domed summit of Robinson. There are numerous cairns and although the summit itself is not very noteworthy the view is superb.
Continue off the summit following the path in a southerly direction descending to reach a fence line that follows Littledale Edge. Turn left to follow the fence towards Hindscarth. The route involves a descent and re-ascent to gain the latter's summit. However the view down to Gatescarth makes up for the toil.
Leave Hindscarth on the main path descending north. The route is clear and you soon find yourself on the wonderful ridge that terminates in Scope End. This path is delightful, twisting a turning through heather, providing a perfect end to the walk. Descend Scope End and walk through Low Snab Farm to reach your transport.
(currently the route is unreccied, this walk description has been taken from Walk the Lakes)
Distance: 6.5 miles
Time: 5-6 hours
Grade: Hard end of moderate (some easy scrambling required in places, rocks can be slippy when wet) Please let Mel know in advance by 5.00 pm on Friday if you are coming on this walk - text 07584303975 (likely no signal on the Saturday) I reserve the right to modify the route or cancel the walk dependent on weather conditions.
Sunday 29th - Barrow and Outerside
Dropping down traversing an intricate path network to find the deep trodden path through the heather leading to the top of Outerside surrounded by the higher peaks of Causey Pike, Eel Crag and Grisedale Pike.
From here the walk can be extended if the group wants to and time allows to include Causey Pike itself. Or we will drop down and turn left to pick up the obvious track leading down alongside Stonycroft Gill back to the start.
Distance: 5 miles (6.5 miles with Causey Pike)
Please let Mel know in advance by 5.00 pm on Friday if you are coming on this walk - text 07584303975 (likely no signal on the Saturday)
I reserve the right to modify the route or cancel the walk dependent on weather conditions