Robinson and Hindscarth walk

Robinson and Hindscarth

North Western Lake District

Route: Robinson and Hindscarth

Area: North Western Lake District

Date of walk: 16th September 2015

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 7.4 miles

Weather: Sun and blue skies

I parked in the small car park at Chapel Bridge, near Little Town. It was a perfect morning as I walked past Newlands Church towards High Snab Bank, which leads up to Robinson. I’d decided to walk the circuit anti-clockwise as there are two awkward scrambly sections beyond High Snab Bank, more easily climbed up than down, and where hands are needed

Once I was over Blea Crags is was a simple walk up to the top of Robinson, one of the few lakeland fells to be named after a person. The name is believed to come from a Richard Robinson who purchased estates in the Buttermere area many centuries ago

Having savoured the views from the summit of the fell, I descended and walked along Littledale Edge, then climbed up again to reach the top of Hindscarth. The views along Newlands Valley and over to Keswick, Skiddaw and Blencathra are superb and these continue most of the way back down to valley level

I descended via Scope End and at Newlands Church I rejoined the original path and retraced my steps back to the car to complete a wonderful circuit

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