Hindscarth

Hindscarth

North Western Lake District

Route: Robinson and Hindscarth

Area: North Western Lake District

Date of walk: 17th December 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 7.4 miles

Acent: 2,600 feet

I parked by Chapel Bridge Little Town and walked past the confusingly named Low High Snab, having decided to climb Robinson first to keep the views of Newlands Valley for the return. This was a good choice as there are some scrambly sections on the crags of the fell, and these are always easier to climb up than down

On the last of these sections I met a fellow walker and we chatted to each other for the remainder of the walk – thanks for your good company Steve!

The weather was beautiful on Robinson, though very cold – about 2C with a considerable wind chill factor. The views though were fabulous

The light faded a little as we strode along Littledale Edge to make the easy ascent of Hindscarth. From the top there were lovely views along the Newlands Valley and over to Keswick and the northern fells. These views accompanied us all the way back down to valley level, making a great end to a great walk

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