29th June 2010

A quick walk up Barrow as I was passing by


Walk Overview
Time 14.30 to 16.25
Duration 1 hr 55 min
Distance 4.8 mile
Ascent 1300 ft
Walking with On my own
Braithwaie - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow - Barrow Door - Stonycroft 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

I'd spent the morning across in the north east today and as always, I took along my walking gear just in case I managed to get back a decent time, and if the weather was agreeable I could fit in a quick walk. Thankfully everything fell into place and I enjoyed a walk up Barrow and into Newlands Valley.

Braithwaite village.
The top of Barrow can be seen in this picture; above the shop. There are a few different options to get to Barrow from here, one is to walk between the rows of buildings and head up to High Coledale first. The route I took today, carries on to the left of the picture and then up to Braithwaite Lodge farm.

Heading up to Braithwaite Lodge you get a view over the rooftops of the vilalge and across to the Skiddaw Fells.

I guess they ran out of red paint to do the wheels on the trailer.

At the back of Braithwaite Lodge.

In no time at all the view opens up to show Keswick, Latrigg, part of Blencathra, Great Mell Fell, Clough Head and the Dodds.

A little higher up and around to the left you can see Bassenthwaite, Binsey and the Skiddaw Fells.


Barrow summit.

At first glance this may look like a confusion of paths, however:-
The one on the left of the picture is the Stonycroft Gill path.
The one in the centre of the picture is a continuation of the above and leads to High Moss.
The one going up hill on the right takes you up Stile End.
The one straight ahead through the rocks joins up with the Stonycroft Gill path.
The one going off to the right takes you down to High Coledale and Braithwaite.
The faint one running through the bracken is the one I followed to Stonycroft Gill.

Heading down the Stonycroft Gill route to Newlands Valley.

Sunshine in Newlands Valley

A close up of Swinside.

Cat Bells, seen on the opposite side of the valley.


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Lake District Walks