Barrow

Details
Grid Ref NY 227 218
Height 1,494 ft

The first time I walked on Barrow I quickly realised this was going to be a good fell to get to know and I've had no reason since then to change my mind. This is a somewhere you can easily nip up and down if it's a short walk you're after or better still, it could be included on a full days walking on fells going as far as Grasmoor or even Grisedale Pike.

To the south and the west, the views are still good but restricted to seeing other fells. To the north and the east however, you find long distance views to the northern fells, the eastern fells, and even as far as the Pennines. At closer quarters you'll be treated to a gorgeous view of Derwent Water and Keswick.

 
Location maps
 
 

Route suggestions

Route suggestion: Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow north ridge - Barrow
1.3 mile / approx 1100 ft ascent
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This is probably the most obvious route to the summit of Barrow. You'd struggle to find an easier route to follow than this and despite it having over 1000 ft of ascent you don't get to the top with a feeling that you've worked excessively hard. On a clear day, the view backwards towards the Skiddaw fells is fantastic.

Route suggestion: Braithwaite - High Coledale - Barrow Door - Barrow
1.8 mile / approx 1200 ft ascent
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This is a slight variation on the previous route from Braithwaite. Rather than heading straight up the north ridge however, this one follows the grassy route from High Coledale, below Stile End and up to Barrow Door.

Once you get through the gate and onto the open fellside, the summit of Barrow is easily visible up on your left hand side. Unless you want to include Stile End, make sure you turn off to the left and follow the diagonal path across to Barrow Door.


Route suggestion: Newlands Valley road - Stoneycroft Gill - Barrow Door - Barrow
1.9 mile / approx 1100 ft ascent
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While you'd rarely find this route totally deserted, it is likely to be a little quieter than the two routes I've suggested directly from Braithwaite.

This is an easy one to get started on, simply cross the road from the parking spaces and you'll find yourself on the broad track which leads up the side of Stoneycroft Gill. One thing to keep a look out for is the turn off from the main track across to the summit. If you find yourself directly below Outerside, you've walked too far.


Photo gallery

Looking down the north ridge on Barrow
Seen from the track leading to Gutherscale

Seen from the bottom of Cat Bells

Barrow seen from the opposite side of Newlands Valley
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 36

15th October 2016
  A short walk over Barrow 3.7 mile about 1200 ft
Newlands Valley road - Barrow - Barrow Door - Stonycroft Gill - Newlands Valley road
 

27th August 2016
  Rannerdale Knotts to Barrow 11.1 mile 4800 ft
Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - Whiteless Breast - Whiteless Pike - Saddle Gate - Whiteless Edge - Wandope - Wandope Moss - Grasmoor - Eel Crag - Crag Hill - The Scar - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Bsrrow - Braithwaite Lodge - Braithwaite
 

21st June 2016
  An afternoon above Braithwaite and in Newlands Valley 7.6 mile About 2000 ft
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow - Barrow Door - Stile End -Low Moss - Outerside - Stonycroft Gill - Newlands Valley road - Stair - Newlands Beck - Little Braithwaite - Braithwaite
 

9th April 2016
  Barrow to Causey Pike 8.7 mile About 3200 ft
Newlands Valley - Barrow north ridge - Barrow - Barrow Door - Stile End - Low Moss - Outerside - High Moss - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - High Moss - Stonycroft Gill - Newlands Valley
 

19th December 2015
  Barrow but not Outerside for me 6.1 mile 1800 ft
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow - Barrow Door - High Moss - Stonycroft Ghyll - Road back to Braithwaite
 

20th June 2015
  A short walk over Barrow 4.3 mile 1200 ft
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow - Barrow Door - Stonycroft Gill - Newlands Valley road - Braithwaite Lodge - Braithwaite
 

15th June 2014
  Barrow and Newlands Valley 5.7 mile 1300 ft
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow - Barrow Door - Stonycroft Gill - Stair - Newlands Beck - Little Braithwaite - Braithwaite
 

15th February 2014
  Barrow after the rain 3.4 mile 1200 ft
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow - Barrow Door - High Coledale - Braithwaite
 

12th October 2013
  Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Outerside and Barrow 6.3 mile 2500 ft
Newlands Valley road - Stonycroft Gill - Rowling End - Sleet Hause - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Stile End - Barrow Door - Barrow - Barrow north ridge - Newlands Valley road
 

18th June 2013
  A short evening walk on Barrow 3.3 mile 1200 ft
Braithwaite - Braithwaite - Lodge Barrow - Barrow Door - High Coledale - Braithwaite
 

20th January 2013
  Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Outerside and Barrow 7.3 mile 2300 ft
Newlands Valley road - Stonycroft Gill - High Moss - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Stile End - Barrow Door - Barrow - Barrow north ridge - Newlands Valley road
 

19th October 2012
  Barrow and Newlands Beck 6 mile 1300 ft
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow - Barrow Door - Stonycroft Gill - Stair - Newlands Beck - Little Braithwaite - Braithwaite
 

5th June 2012
  Barrow before it rained 4.4 mile 1300 ft
Braithwaite - High Coledale - Barrow Door - Barrow - Newlands road - Braithwaite
 

20th March 2012
  A short walk over Barrow 3.3 mile 1200 ft
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge Barrow - Barrow Door - High Coledale - Braithwaite
 

11th December 2011
  Barrow and Coledale 6.1 mile 1800 ft
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow - Barrow Door - High Moss - Birkthwaite Beck - Coledale - Braithwaite
 

13th July 2011
  An evening walk on Barrow 3.5 mile 1300 ft
Braithwaite - High Coledale - Barrow Door - Barrow - Braithwaite Lodge - Braithwaite
 

8th May 2011
  Battered by the weather on Barrow and Outerside 6.3 mile 2000 ft
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow - Barrow Door - Outerside - High Moss - Stonycroft Gill - Newlands Valley Road - Braithwaite
 

30th October 2010
  Barrow and Newlands Valley 6 mile 1200 ft
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow - Barrow Door - Stonycroft Gill - Stair - Newlands Beck - Uzzicar Farm - Newlands road - Braithwaite
 

29th June 2010
  A quick walk up Barrow as I was passing by 4.8 mile 1300 ft
Braithwaie - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow - Barrow Door - Stonycroft Gill - Newlands Valley road - Braithwaite
 

1st May 2010
  Not what I'd intended, but at least the sun was shining 5.3 mile 1400 ft
Braithwaite - High Coledale - Stile End - Barrow Door - Barrow - Stonycroft Gill - Stair - Swinside - Little Braithwaite - Braithwaite
 

2nd January 2010
  Barrow and Outerside 5 mile 1120 ft
Newlands Valley Road - Barrow north ridge - Barrow - Barrow Door - Stile End - Low Moss - Outerside - High Moss - Stonycroft Gill - Newlands Valley Road
 

27th November 2009
  Barrow and Newlands Valley 8.9 mile 1520 ft
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow - Barrow Door - Stonycroft Gill - Stonycroft - Stair - Skelgill - Swinside - Ullock - Portinscale - A66 Braithwaite
 

1st June 2009
  An evening walk on Barrow 3.3 mile 1220 ft
Braithwaite - High Coledale - Barrow Door - Barrow - Braithwaite Lodge - Braithwaite
 

25th December 2008
  Christmas morning on Barrow and Outerside 5 mile 1800 ft
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow - Barrow Door - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Stile End - High Coledale - Braithwaite
 

27th July 2008
  What a scorcher for a walk from Causey Pike to Barrow 7.1 mile 2550 ft
Uzzicar - Stoneycroft Gill - High Moss - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Barrow Door - Barrow - above Braithwaite Lodge - Newlands Valley Road - Uzzicar
 

20th May 2008
  An evening walk up Barrow 4.4 mile 1300 ft
Braithwaite - Barrow - Barrow Door - Stoneycroft Gill - Newlands Valley Road - Braithwaite
 

6th January 2008
  A quartet of fells above Newlands Valley - Causey Pike to Barrow 6.3 mile 2650 ft
Uzzicar Farm - Sleet Hause - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - Long Comb - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Barrow Door - Barrow - Newlands Valley - Uzzicar Farm
 

16th July 2007
  An evening walk on Barrow 3.1 mile 1187 ft
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow - Barrow Door - High Coledale - Braithwaite
 

4th February 2007
  Cloud inversions from Causey Pike to Barrow 6 mile 2660 ft
Newlands Valley - Stoneycroft - Rowling End - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Stile End - Barrow - Newlands Valley
 

11th November 2006
  Gale force winds and torrential rain in Newlands Valley 5.6 mile 1512 ft
Braithwaite - Barrow - Double Back - Newlands Valley Road - Stair - Newlands Beck - Little Braithwaite - Braithwaite
 

25th June 2006
  A short walk up Barrow from Braithwaite. 4.7 mile 1578 ft
Braithwaite - Barrow - Stoneycroft - Newlands Road - Braithwaite
 

25th March 2006
  Make it up as you go along on four fells above Braithwaite. 7.3 mile 2864 ft
Braithwaite - Barrow - Stile End - Outerside - High Moss - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - High Moss - Barrow Door - Braithwaite
 

17th November 2005
  Sunrise and the Coledale skyline. 10.8 mile 4626 ft
Whinlatter Pass - Grisedale Pike - Coledale Hause - Grasmoor - Wandope - Eel Crag - Sail - Outerside - Barrow - Braithwaite - Whinlatter Pass
 

9th October 2005
  Four fells above Braithwaite. 5 mile 2490 ft
Stoneycroft - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Stile End - Barrow - Stoneycroft
 

8th October 2004
  Eleven North Western fells. 13.9 mile 6617 ft
Causey Pike - Scar Crags - Sail - Crag Hill - Wandope - Whiteless Pike - Grasmoor - Hopegill Head - Grisedale Pike - Outerside - Barrow
 

13th September 2003
  Causey Pike to Barrow. 5.2 mile 2428 ft
Langstrath Beck - Stoneycroft - Stoneycroft Gill - Sleet Hause - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Barrow
 



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