1st August 2009

Outerside from Braithwaite


Walk Overview
Time 12.30 to 15.10
Duration 2 hr 40 min
Distance 6.4 mile
Ascent 2110 ft
Walking with On my own
Braithwaite - High Coledale - Low Moss - Outerside - Birkthwaite Beck - High Moss - Stoneycroft Gill - Newlands Valley road - Braithwaite
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Braithwaite Village

The best option are the half dozen or so spaces outside the school. Other than that, it's a case of finding a space in the centre of the village.


Route Map

Coledale Beck running through the village of Braithwaite.

The Skiddaw fells seen from the track between Braithwaite and the ruined buildings at High Coledale.

And again, without the tree.


The ruins at High Coledale.


Today's route took me up to Outerside (left) via Low Moss. Although, instead of walking to Barrow Door or over Stile End, I took the path to the north west of Stile End for a change. I've been down this route a couple of times in the past, but this was the first time I'd used it as an ascent route.

Outerside taken from Low Moss. I think I'll walk around the edge instead of cutting straight across.

Looking down to Stile End and Barrow.
The broad path on the right hand side of the picture is the one I followed down to Newlands Valley.

Outerside summit. The two prominent fells behind are Sail and Crag Hill.

Before I headed down to Newlands I took an off path route down to photograph the sheepfold next to Birkthwaite Beck. On the way, I took this picture looking across towards Coledale Hause.

Now for the straightforward walk down to Newlands Valley. I really didn't expect it at this time of year, but between here and Braithwaite I only passed two other people. And a few cars along the road of course.

The view across to Cat Bells.

In the opposite direction is this fine view (out of) Newlands Valley towards the northern fells.

A view (into) Newlands Valley, showing Cat Bells and Maiden Moor, and also Bleaberry Fell on the left of the picture.

Lonscale Fell, Latrigg and Blencathra seen from the roadside leading back to Braithwaite.

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