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


Birds, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Mountains, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Waterfall, Wildlife
12/10/2020 - Peter Morgan

It would be great to do this walk when it is not raining steadily, or indeed driving rain, as it was today (12/10/2020). But we could see how great the views COULD be. Two route-finding comments, one which was user error, and one where the path as of today was closed. 1) We took the first path between point 11 and 12, coming out at point 13 (a cross-roads), so be careful not to turn too early. Take the SECOND turning 2) The path at point 5 is closed, due to erosion. While the closure is in place, take the RIGHT fork at point 4 and continue along the road to point 8

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