Newlands is a walker’s valley which has mountains and fells for all walking abilities. Experienced climbers and adventure seekers will love the steep ridges in the valley while families with younger children will enjoy the lower-level mountains which are easier and have superb views. Here is our guide to the best Lake District walks to do in the Newlands Valley.
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Enjoy A Trek Up Catbells
Catbells is a famous, family-friendly, Lake District mountain. It's an easy climb to reach the viewpoint on the top. One of our favourite routes is from Little Town in the Newlands Valley where Beatrix Potter set her tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle; a story about a hedgehog washer woman who lived in a cottage on the side of Catbells. When climbing Cat Bells from Little Town keep an eye out for the door to a disused mine - the front door to Mrs Tiggy-Winkle’s cottage in the story.
Causey Pike is an inspiring summit. The long narrow ridge and knobbly peak stand out for miles. Our favourite walk follows an old miners track to the heathery top. If you are only going to do one walk from our Newlands Valley cottages then make sure this is the one. The walks starts from the roadside with an easy ascent then a gentle walk along the heathery ridge. This is followed by the short exhilarating climb to the summit where you can enjoy a well-deserved break and take in the magnificent view.
A Classic Horseshoe Walk
The Newlands Horseshoe is a classic walk that takes in the summits of Robinson, Hindscarth, Dalehead, High Spy, Maiden Moor and Catbells. It is the perfect walk for Wainwright enthusiasts, ticking off 6 in one go. This big walk is best suited to experienced walkers but you can easily climb the summits individually for an easier option. After all that walking you'll be looking forward to relaxing in a cosy self catering Newlands Valley cottage. Click here to browse these.
Take In Ard Crags And Knott Rigg
The twin tops of Ard Crags and Knott Rigg are part of a little known walk that takes in amazing views over the Newlands Valley. This walk is suitable for all walking abilities and best of all it is nice and quiet. You can journey to the top of Knott Rigg and continue to the top of Ard Crags in around half an hour. You'll experience panoramic views over the valley, taking in the patchwork fields, Catbells and a glimpse of Derwentwater.