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Catbells, Dale Head & Hindscarth - The Newlands Horseshoe
Introduction to Walk 3119

Photo from the walk - Catbells, Dale Head & Hindscarth - The Newlands Horseshoe

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District North Western Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km

Ascent - 3420 feet / 1036 metres

Time - 9 hours 30 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

A rewarding Lake District walk of the highest calibre. The Horseshoe route takes in all the peaks on either side of the Newlands Valley and offers some wonderful walking and superb views throughout. The summits included are catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Headand Hindscarth. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Catbells, Dale Head, High Spy, Hindscarth, Maiden Moor. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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Walk 2036
Catbells from Gutherscale (Route A)
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Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
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Catbells from Gutherscale (Route B)
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