Author Topic: TR Newlands Valley walk Sat 29 Feb 20  (Read 1395 times)

April

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TR Newlands Valley walk Sat 29 Feb 20
« on: 07:31:43, 03/03/20 »
Another valley walk for us this weekend, the forecast was for 40mph winds even at 500m. No thanks! It is getting annoying now, we want to get up into the snow but the weather has been dire this winter.

We parked on the east side of Catbells in one of the laybys and walked back toward Gutherscale to walk up the Newlands Valley.   

Blencathra across Derwent Water


Hindscarth and Robinson   


The wind even at this level was quite strong and very cold. We had lovely views which we hadn't expected and it was dry. Not bad at all.

Causey Pike, Barrow and Grisedale Pike


The car park at Gutherscale only had 2 cars in it. Typical! We didn't risk trying to park there this time after having to reverse such a long way last time.

Beefy and Squeaky on the footpath beyond Skelgill 


Looking back at Skiddaw


Little Town below Hindscarth and Robinson


Ard Crags and Causey Pike


The wind had got stronger as we walked and near Little Town we were blasted by a very strong gust so we turned around and retraced our steps back to the car. 

Skiddaw from the footpath to Skelgill


Note the weather front to the left. We were lucky we got back to the car and we were sitting having some lunch warm and dry inside when the front arrived where we were. Hail and sleet battered the car for 20 minutes. We'd enjoyed our walk but the enjoyment wasn't over. We stopped in Keswick to have coffee and cake in Mrs F's, delicious as always O0 We then had few turns round Fitz Park so Squeaky could have a run about and chase sticks. Our walk was:  Layby on east side of Catbells - Gutherscale - Skelgill - Little Town and return. In total including Fitz Park 7.5 miles and 200m ascent. 

On Sunday we walked in Gelt Woods, the wind was even stronger on Sunday. The weather looks a little better for next weekend thank goodness and it is north Northumberland bound for us  :)   
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Re: TR Newlands Valley walk Sat 29 Feb 20
« Reply #1 on: 07:37:26, 03/03/20 »
Lovely pics April O0
Newlands is beautiful whatever the weather :)
At this rate though you'll have forgotten how to put the tent up :D
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April

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Re: TR Newlands Valley walk Sat 29 Feb 20
« Reply #2 on: 07:42:27, 03/03/20 »
Thanks Karl, it is a nice valley.

We reckon the weather has only been so dire because we bought a 4 season tent  :D
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Re: TR Newlands Valley walk Sat 29 Feb 20
« Reply #3 on: 08:30:26, 03/03/20 »
Great pics Ape  O0
Was a good walk,
Felt sorry for that couple with the pram getting battered with the hail
Fancy a Northumberland wild camp this weekend,
Oh yes were clamping it  ;D
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Re: TR Newlands Valley walk Sat 29 Feb 20
« Reply #4 on: 09:13:34, 03/03/20 »
Lovely photos, despite the weather, April.


Particularly like the shot of Blencathra - one of the most photogenic mountains in the Lakes, in my opinion. Hindscarth and Robinson pretty good too.

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Re: TR Newlands Valley walk Sat 29 Feb 20
« Reply #5 on: 10:10:55, 03/03/20 »
Well done Squeaky on getting the old folks out again  O0

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Re: TR Newlands Valley walk Sat 29 Feb 20
« Reply #6 on: 18:27:19, 03/03/20 »
Lovely pics.


The parking is typical. Last year I didn't park by the village hall in Kentmere, and when I walked past it there was loads of space, but then tried to park at ODG in Langdale and had to do a 73 point turn to get out again it was so rammed.

April

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Re: TR Newlands Valley walk Sat 29 Feb 20
« Reply #7 on: 18:36:11, 03/03/20 »
Oh yes were clamping it  ;D

I'm not spending anytime clamping pet but I might do some glamping  :D

Particularly like the shot of Blencathra - one of the most photogenic mountains in the Lakes, in my opinion.

No argument from me, Blencathra is my favourite mountain in the Lakes :)

Well done Squeaky on getting the old folks out again  O0

Squeaky says "woof, giz some sausages"

tried to park at ODG in Langdale and had to do a 73 point turn to get out again it was so rammed.

 ;D

I wish I had done a 73 point turn instead of reversing back down the narrow lane.
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Re: TR Newlands Valley walk Sat 29 Feb 20
« Reply #8 on: 18:53:52, 03/03/20 »

Nice write up and pics.  It's a nice mooch up the Newlands Valley  :)



Have you photoshopped the snow off the hills?
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April

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Re: TR Newlands Valley walk Sat 29 Feb 20
« Reply #9 on: 19:37:11, 03/03/20 »
Have you photoshopped the snow off the hills?

 ;D

No, there was hardly any snow on the Northern and North Western Fells. There is more on Helvellyn if you check the Weatherline forecast. Enjoy your weekend Mel  :)
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Re: TR Newlands Valley walk Sat 29 Feb 20
« Reply #10 on: 22:16:31, 03/03/20 »
Thanks Karl, it is a nice valley.

We reckon the weather has only been so dire because we bought a 4 season tent  :D

Unfortunately your tent didn't include the rainy or windy season. You still managed to get out. Nice TR.
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Re: TR Newlands Valley walk Sat 29 Feb 20
« Reply #11 on: 08:49:41, 04/03/20 »
Nice TR April - good to see you got out - lets hope this cycle of weekend storms stops soon!


Ridge that ODG car park can be horrendous - I very rarely use it for that reason, prefer the extra walk from the NDG.

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Re: TR Newlands Valley walk Sat 29 Feb 20
« Reply #12 on: 19:18:13, 04/03/20 »
Thanks lostme1 and pdstsp  :)

The weather is looking ok for us in The Cheviots this weekend  O0
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Re: TR Newlands Valley walk Sat 29 Feb 20
« Reply #13 on: 21:49:45, 13/03/20 »
Great photos April O0
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Re: TR Newlands Valley walk Sat 29 Feb 20
« Reply #14 on: 21:04:27, 15/03/20 »
Nice photos April O0  Good choice of walk for a windy day, walked that valley a few years ago in similar conditions. Weather has been pretty dire over here for the most part. Last decent Saturday I had was 6/7 weeks ago :(