Newlands Beck and Barrow

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Braithwaite is a small village about two miles west of Keswick and a perfect place to start a walk around the northern end of the Newlands Valley. There is a small corner shop and several places to eat, including a pub and restaurant. To begin with the route follows a short section of country lane to Little Braithwaite, where the path turns south along Newlands Beck. The path is newly constructed due to damage from the November 2009 floods and easy to follow to an old bridge near Uzzicar.

The route then starts an ascent along Stonycroft Gill up to Barrow Door, followed by a continued ascent to the summit of Barrow. The views north, east and south are spectacular from a height of 455m, with Skiddaw seen in full glory. The descent follows the north-east ridge back down to Braithwaite.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - North West

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Birds, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Mountains, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Waterfall, Wildlife

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