1-day Guided Mountain Hikes Newlands Horseshoe, Lake District
With Mark Reid FRGS – author of ‘The Inn Way’ guidebooks & Mountain Leader
The Newlands Horseshoe is one of Lakeland’s finest walks taking in the 5 MOUNTAIN SUMMITS of Robinson (737m), Hindscarth (727m), Dale Head (753m), High Spy (653m) and Maiden Moor (576m) – with an experienced Mountain Leader.
Experience the thrill of the mountains, with spectacular views, dramatic landscapes and a real sense of achievement as you walk along the high-level broad ridges that encircle the stunning Newlands Valley, in the North-Western Lakeland Fells. The summit of Dale Head affords one of the finest views in the Lake District along the length of Newlands Valley.
The Newlands Horseshoe is physically demanding walk covering 10 miles (16-km) with 1,075m of ascent, which requires a good level of fitness. There are some sections of scrambling (rock steps) on the ascent of Robinson, which adds to the wild mountainous feel of this walk. It is a joy to walk along the top of the broad mountain ridges that link the five summits, with superlative views in all directions.
- Experience the thrill of the mountains
- Walk in confidence with a Mountain Leader
- Learn new mountain skills along the way
- Small group sizes (max. 8 per walk)
- Enjoy a full day’s walking along a classic mountain route
OUTLINE OF THE DAY
9:30am: Meet at Little Town in the Newlands Valley to discuss the day ahead
9:45am – 5pm: Full day’s mountain hike around the classic Lakeland mountain walk of the Newlands Horseshoe
5pm: Debrief back at Little Town, then head home
NB: All timings are approximate. The route is approximately 16-km (10 miles), with 1,075m of ascent and descent across mountainous terrain. The route is steep and rocky in places, and includes a couple of short sections of scrambling (hands on rock) on the ascent of Robinson (see the photo below).
YOUR GUIDE - MARK REID
MARK REID is the author of 17 walking guidebooks including ‘The Inn Way’ series. He is a qualified Walking Group Leader, Hill & Moorland Leader and Mountain Leader, and has an unrivalled knowledge of the history and geography of the North of England. Mark has a BA (Hons) Geography degree from the University of Lancaster and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). Mark has walked over 28,000 miles of footpaths since 1997, and has taken over 17,000 people out walking in the countryside – he’s been an Outdoor Professional for 26 years! Mark has appeared on ITV YORKSHIRE on the TV walks series ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’ along with ITV weatherman Jon Mitchell, as well as ITV1’s The Dales.
EXPERIENCE, FITNESS & INFORMATION
- No previous experience required as full guidance will be given.
- A good level of fitness is required as this is a strenuous walk that includes steep, rocky and mountainous terrain. This is a physically demanding full day in the mountains covering 10 miles (16-km) with 1,075m of ascent (and descent).
- All walks will include uneven ground, rough, rocky and mountainous terrain, stream crossings, sustained ascents and descent, steep ground and mountain summits; we may experience adverse weather conditions on the summits which are exposed to the elements.
- This walk includes some sections of scrambling (hands on rock) up some rocky steps on the ascent of Robinson, as well as prolonged stretches across broad mountain ridges and spurs, with several steep sections.
- We are fully insured (public, civil & professional indemnity insurance)
- All of our instructors are fully qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders
- So far, we have taken over 17,000 people out walking, and have a wealth of experience dealing with all ages and abilities.
- Part of the attraction of valley, hill and mountain walking is the challenge of tackling different terrains, landscapes and weather conditions. Every effort is made to minimize potential hazards; however, the very nature of hill and mountain walking involves a certain level of unavoidable risk. of accident and/or injury By taking part in this activity, you are aware of and accept these risks.
- Our walks are suitable for all ages. Under 18s (minimum age 14) may attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The child must be accompanied at all times during the walk by their parent/legal guardian.
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