19th October 2012

Barrow and Newlands Beck


Walk Overview
Time 14.00 to 16.10
Duration 2 hr 10 min
Distance 6 mile
Ascent 1300 ft
Walking with On my own
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Barrow - Barrow Door - Stonycroft Gill - Stair - Newlands Beck - Little Braithwaite - 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

Someone emailed me earlier this week to ask if I'd walked along the new path next to Newlands Beck yet. The short answer was "no" and the longer answer was "I didn't know it it had reopened yet". So, I decided on the spot that if it were dry on Friday afternoon I'd have a walk there (or should that be here) after work.

While I made my way to Braithwaite Lodge, I took this picture looking across to Kinn. Up there in the cloud is Grisedale Pike.

Looking over Braithwaite to the Skiddaw fells.
Sorry about the power lines. I did think about cutting them so it wouldn't spoil the picture but thought better of it.


A close up of Clough Head and Great Mell Fell.

And now a close up of Swinside.

I can just hear it on the news now, , , , "A man was abducted by aliens from just out side Braithwaite this afternoon. Bystanders all reported that several little green men looked quite annoyed because he was pressure washing their flying saucer"

A nice sunny afternoon in Newlands Valley and on Cat Bells.

A longer distance view taken just below Barrow summit. In the picture are Lonscale Fell, Blencathra, Latrigg, Great Mell Fell, Clough Head, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Walla Crag, Derwent Water and of course Keswick. Not a bad view from a small fell like this.

Leaving Barrow summit and heading towards Barrow Door. It certainly looks much darker over there than it does in the opposite direction.

This picture helps to show that autumn is well under way now.

The welcome party.


I'm not exactly sure how long this new path has been open but it's three years next this month since it was washed away in the 'famous' floods of 2009.



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The northern fells seen from the roadside just outside Braithwaite.

Blimey, I thought my glasses were out of focus when I first saw this thing.
"should've gone to specsavers"

David Hall -
Lake District Walks