Lake District Walk
Robinson & Hindscarth from Newlands
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Walk Route Description
Some Lakeland summits are less popular than others and Hindscarth and Robinson safely fall into this category. This Lake District walk starts from Chapel Bridge in Newlands (grid ref. NY232194) where limited parking is available. Besides excellent views over Buttermere and the High Stile Ridge, the walking throughout has plenty to keep your interest.
From the starting point follow the lane past Newlands Chapel and continue on this lane until a few hundred metres past Low 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. (Note - the right of way following the valley marked on OS maps only exists as far as the dam!).
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.
Other walks nearby
Walk 2036 Catbells from Gutherscale (Route A) - easy/mod - 4.0 miles/6.5 km
Walk 3525 Catbells from Gutherscale (Route B) - easy/mod - 4.0 miles/6.5 km
Walk 3119 Catbells, Dale Head & Hindscarth - The Newlands Horseshoe - mod/hard - 12.0 miles/19.5 km
Walk 1155 Causey Pike from Stoneycroft, nr. Braithwaite - moderate - 6.3 miles/10.2 km
Walk 1268 Cat Bells & High Spy from Grange - moderate - 8.0 miles/13 km
Walk 1108 Ashness Bridge & Grange Fell from Borrowdale - moderate - 9.0 miles/14.6 km
Walk 1356 Walla Crag from Great Wood - easy/mod - 4.5 miles/7.3 km
Walk 1120 Grisedale Pike & Crag Hill from Braithwaite - mod/hard - 8.5 miles/13.8 km
Walk 2038 Tower Ridge on Eel Crag returning via Sail & Barrow - hard - 6.3 miles/10.2 km
Walk 1732 Buttermere, Coledale and Newlands circuit - hard - 9.0 miles/14.6 km
Recommended Books & eBooks
Walking the Lake District Fells - Wasdale
Part of the Walking the Lake District Fells series, this guidebook covers a wide range of routes to 25 Lakeland summits that can be climbed from the Wasdale, Eskdale and Ennerdale valleys, with highlights including Scafell Pike, Great Gable and Pillar. Suggestions for longer ridge routes are also included.
Walking the Lake District Fells - Langdale
Part of the Walking the Lake District Fells series, this guidebook covers a wide range of routes to 25 Lakeland summits that can be climbed from the Great Langdale valley, Ambleside and Grasmere, with highlights including Scafell Pike, Bowfell, the Langdale Pikes and Helm Crag (the Lion and the Lamb). Includes suggestions for longer ridge routes.
Map and Compass
An instructive guidebook explaining map and compass techniques, to help readers enhance their outdoor experiences. Whether you are experienced in map-reading, or have never used a compass before, this guidebook will sharpen your skills and have you exploring new areas in no time. There are also tips for GPS and digital mapping technologies.