6th September 2014

A short walk through Newlands Valley


Walk Overview
Time 2:15 to 3:45pm
Duration 1 hr 30 min
Distance 4.3 mile
Ascent 300 ft
Walking with On my own
Braithwaite - Braithwaite Lodge - Newlands Valley road - 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


Well this walk was certainly a bonus. We've been on holiday for a week and I've just drove home from the Cotswolds this morning. We set off a decent time, only had one motorway hold up and managed to get home before dinner time. "What you doing this afternoon" I was asked. "Nowt really, just stopping in the house". "Why don't you got for a short walk". So, after we'd unpacked and had a bite to eat, I set out for a much enjoyed walk through Newlands.

On the track below Braithwaite Lodge I took this picture looking over Braithwaite to the Skiddaw Fells.

A view back down the track shows part of Braithwaite.

Walking through the farm yard at Braithwaite Lodge.

I would if I had one, but I haven't, so I took no notice of the notice.

Braithwaite in front of Barf, Bassenthwaite and Binsey. (Sounds like a firm of solicitors).

Looking over Newlands Valley to Cat Bells.


A sort of close up looking across to Walla Crag. The skyline behind is made up of the Dodds.

Newlands Valley seems to be enjoying a good bit of the sunshine on offer today. The fells in the distance are Skiddaw Little Man, Lonscale Fell, Latrigg, Blencathra and Clough Head. O yes, and that's Walla Crag on the far right of the picture.

I make my way down to Stair and way ahead of me in the distance are the Skiddaw Fells, , , , and, on the right hand side are Latrigg and Blencathra.

Stair Bridge.

Choice, , , , stuff of nightmares!

This pheasant stood still while I took a photo, then it realised what was going on and ran off in a complete panic.

Newlands Valley footpath. After a week away it was an absolute pleasure to walk along here today. The Cotswolds are really lovely but come on, there's nowhere like the Lake District.

Bridge over Newlands Beck.

Now I follow my favourite riverside walk as far as Little Braithwaite.



Little Braithwaite Bridge.


Not far to go now but there's still time to look behind and take a photo of Swinside and Cat Bells.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks