Robinson Section

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Route Map

The map below shows the usual line in red with known variations in either blue or green. Those points on this page marked up as GeoLocations are marked on the map: summits - red marker; water sources - blue; other waypoints - yellow.

Route Notes

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There is a wire fence leading from behind the youth hostel. Follow this for around 1 Km. Continue up the broad ridge of Dale Head. From the summit of this follow the narrowing rocky ridge (MB-286) that marks the head of Near Tongue Gill, at the narrowest point the path lies on the south side of the ridge. The summit of Hindscarth lies away from the main path so once you reach level ground take a good path leading rightwards to reach it.

Take a narrow track that leads down and right from just south of the summit (approximately MB-219 ). This almost joins the main path at LittleDale Edge. At this point keep parallel to the main path until the slopes of Robinson begin to broaden, bear right to reach the summit of Robinson (The last top!!).

Take the NE ridge, there are two options: either drop down on the eastern side of this just before a steepening. Follow the path down to Scope Beck, with a steep section just before the valley floor. The track leads along the valley bottom to High Snab (GR221189). Alternatively: keep on the ridge (there is a rock step when level with the dam in the valley) until just before the intake wall it is possible to drop down right to the track. The remainder back to Keswick is on tarmac roads.

Go down the farm track, keeping right at the first junction and straight ahead at the second (by a chapel) to (GR231193). Pass through Little Town and continue to Stair.

Straight over the cross-roads to the pub at Swinside. A short climb through the woods leads to an undulating descent to Portinscale. Turn right at the chapel in Portinscale and go down the road to cross the river via a footbridge.

After a short distance take the footpath on the right across fields then playing fields to enter Keswick close to the museum. Turn right and follow the main road to the bottom of the market square. Take the last climb to the Moot Hall. Well Done!

Training Logistics

The carpark at Honister YHA (fee) or either somewhere in Newlands or back in Keswick - all depending on just how much road work you want to do.
Getting Back
If you park up near Little Town then doing the leg as an out and back makes most sense. If you park in Portinscale or Keswick then the Anniversary Waltz route plus quite a bit of road will be a good day out. From Honister it's possible to make a decent circuit for either direction by running over to Dale Head tarn and down the Newlands Valley with a bit of road at the far end to link things up.

Water Sources

GR-215178 Scope Beck but it is very close to the road.

Summit Descriptions

No. Name of Top Height (m) Summit description
40 Dale Head 753 The summit area is a ridge, defined on the north by a steep drop into Newlands valley but gentler slopes to the South. The ridge is rocky to the West but the summit is marked by a cairn at the Eastern end.
41 Hindscarth 727 A non-descript stony summit area with a large cairn marking the highest point.
42 Robinson 737 The summit area consists of two parallel rocky ridges with the top marked by a cairn on the Western one.

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