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Newlands Pass

 


I suppose you could argue that Newlands Pass (AKA Newlands Hause) doesn't begin until you reach the point where the road steepens and leaves the valley behind at or about Keskadale Farm. However, because the valley itself is is an absolute delight, rightly or wrongly, I've indicated the start point of the pass at Braithwaite.

As I've said, Newlands Valley is a delight, and while not lacking in drama altogether, the Buttermere side of the pass offers much more in the way of mountainous scenery. Scenery which the early tourists found quite overwhelming and even frightening. In the days of the hose drawn carriage tours around the Lake District a stop off would be made to see Moss Force waterfalls found at top of the pass. This was also used as a resting point for the horses. The difficult thing for us to imagine is that paying passengers were expected to walk up the steeper sections of the pass, and if the horses were struggling, they even had to help push the carriage.

 

 

 


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6th January 2013
  Ard Crags, Knott Rigg and Newlands Pass 6.4 mile 1740 ft
Rigg Beck - Aiken Knott - Ard Crags - Knott Rigg - Newlands Hause - Newlands Pass - Rigg Beck
 

15th March 2012
  Walking the Lakeland Passes - Walk 2 - Newlands Pass & Coledale Hause 16 mile 3600 ft
Braithwaite - Newlands Pass - Buttermere - Lanthwaite Green - Gasgale Gill - Coledale Hause - Braithwaite
 

26th February 2011
  Ard Crags, Knott Rigg and Newlands Pass 6.7 mile 1700 ft
Rigg Beck - Aikin Kontt - Ard Crags - Knott Rigg - Newlands Hause - Moss Force - Newlands Pass road - Keskadale Farm - Rigg Beck
 

21st March 2009
  Knott Rigg, Ard Crags and Rigg Beck 5.3 mile 1771 ft
Rigg Beck - Newlands Pass Road - Keskadale Fram - Knott Rigg - Ard Crags - Rigg Beck (footpath) - Rigg Beck car park
 

11th August 2007
  Newlands Hause to Buttermere 7.8 mile 3883 ft
Newlands Hause - Knott Rigg - Ard Crags - Sail - The Scar - Eel Crag (Crag Hill) - Grasmoor - Wandope Moss - Wandope - Whiteless Pike - Buttermere
 

1st January 2007
  A new years day walk on Ard Crags and Knott Rigg 6.3 mile 1739 ft
Rigg Beck - Aiken Knott - Ard Crags - Knott Rigg - Newlands Hause - Newlands Pass - Rigg Beck
 

29th October 2006
  A very long walk - Cat Bells to Ard Crags 14.5 mile 5200 ft
Little Town - Skelgill - Cat Bells - Maiden Moor - Blea Crag - High Spy - Dalehead Tarn - Dale Head - Hindscarth - Robinson - Buttermere Moss - Newlands Hause - Knott Rigg - Ard Crags - Rigg Beck - Little Town
 

9th August 2005
  The Buttermere skyline. 14.2 mile 6722 ft
Buttermere - Bleaberry Tarn - Red Pike - High Stile - High Crag - Scarth Gap - Haystacks - Blackbeck Tarn - Grey Knotts - Honister Pass - Dale Head - Hindscarth - Robinson - Buttermere
 

2nd May 2005
  Robinson to Ard Crags. 8.3 mile 3081 ft
Rigg Beck - Newlands Church - Little Dale - Robinson - Newlands Hause - Knott Rigg - Ard Crags - Rigg Beck
 

24th October 2004
  Ard Crags, Knott Rigg and a strange wooden house. 4.8 mile 1667 ft
Rigg Beck - (Quarry dis) - Aikin Knott - Ard Crags - Ard Gill (top of) Cairn - Cairn - Knott Rigg - Keskadale Farm Ill Gill - Newlands Pass Road - Aikin - Bawd Hall - Birkrigg - Rigg Beck
 


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