Friday 1 November 2013

Dale Head and Hindscarth

Out with  today for a walk from Littletown in the Newlands valley today. The route changed several times as we walked! A great day! I'll let the pictures do the talking....

Leaving Littletown, Scope End, with Robinson in the background.

Following Newlands Beck, looking West to the bizarrely named Squat Crags

Back towards Littletown 

A last minute change to our plan saw us crossing the boulder field below Great Gable (the large crag under Dale Head) not the Hill!

Once across the boulders we picked up the old miners path. This brought us to the derelict mine directly under the upper slopes of Dale Head. The sun was finally making an appearance lighting up Hindscarth

Ian on the summit of Dale Head....just a bit windy here!

As we descended from Dale Head,  Buttermere comes into view with the High Stile hills beyond. 

Looking back to Dale Head from the col 

After a snack in the large wind shelter at the lower Northern top of Hindscarth we started the descent.

The path weaves its way through the heather along the ridge to Scope End before a final steep descent to Low Snab and then to Littletown

We arrived back at the car just as the last of the light disappeared, the sun setting beyond Robinson.

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