Author Topic: TR Newlands Valley, Rigghead Quarries to Stonethwaite Sat 27 Oct 18  (Read 670 times)

April

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It was a day walk for us on Saturday, it was going to fall close to freezing or below on the fells with a strong wind overnight, not ideal conditions to camp in. We got the Buttermere bus to Catbells bus stop and started walking up toward Little Town. We had blue sky and sunshine but it was bitterly cold and the wind from the north made it even more uncomfortable. The visibility was great though and a good day for taking photos.

Looking back at Skiddaw


Causey Pike


Hindscarth, Robinson and Ard Crags


We had planned to go over the Ard Crags ridge but the wind might have been too strong for comfort (going soft in our old age I think!) so we changed the walk and walked the whole length of the Newlands Valley to the col below Dale Head

Ard Crags and Causey Pike


Hindscarth and Robinson


Looking up the valley to Dale Head


Waterfall on Newlands Beck


There were patches of ice here and there on the way up, winter has arrived.

Great views to the east on the way down by Rigghead Quarries


Borrowdale from the descent


We stopped for some lunch near the beck sitting in the sunshine.

Rosthwaite Fell and Glaramara


It was a make it up as you go walk today. When we got to the Grange to Seatoller bridleway we left it to go down to New Bridge and walk to Stonethwaite. We didn't cross the bridge, we walked along the path to Longthwaite.

Stepping Stones, we didn't go over these either!


Looking back at Castle Crag and High Spy


Eagle Crag from Stonethwaite


We only had five minutes to wait for the bus. A great walk and a taste of winter. The route was Catbells bus stop - Little Town - Wilson's Bield - Rigghead Quarries - Lingy Bank - Longthwaite - Stonethwaite. 12km with 584m ascent.
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

henryb

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Great report and photos April :)  really like the green valley of Borrowdale from there O0

beefy

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Great pics and tr ape O0
The newlands valley is so picturesque
Fancy a wc this weekend  ;D
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April

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really like the green valley of Borrowdale from there O0

Thanks henry  O0

The newlines valley is so picturesque

I don't think I've been there?  :-\  :D

Fancy a wc this weekend  ;D

No, weather looks grim  :(
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

Ridge

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Great photo.
Really clear but I guess that is because it was so cold.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

April

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Thanks Ridge  :)
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

pleb

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Great blue skies  O0

pdstsp

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Lovely pics April - the light is great at this time of year on the odd occasion the sun comes out!

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Great pictures April.


I have to agree with what has already been said about the Newlands Valley looking stunning.  The visibility was epic last Saturday too

April

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Thanks pleb, pdstsp and photonut  O0

Rigghead Quarries - another place for a zip wire?   ;)
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

Mel

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Ohhh you tease, the pair o ya  :D


Thanks for doing a recce of the last part of my failed Newlands Cloven Hoof walk.....


Now I really am unbelievably gutted.


That aside, what a lovely set of pics.  That blue sky...  O0


Eagle Crag looks terrifyingly impressive  :o
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Lovely photos April O0
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April

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Ohhh you tease, the pair o ya  :D

 ;D

Thanks Mel, your Cloven Hoof walk is worth waiting for  :)

Thanks sunnydale  O0
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Simply majestic in autumn garb.
Great photos & TR   O0
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April

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Thanks IM  :)
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong