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Dale Head, Hindscarth and Robinson
The long ridge on the northern side of Buttermere Valley gives a wonderful high-level walk, which encompasses an amazing array of mountain scenery. On the Buttermere side the light reflected off the lakes adds a sparkling dimension to the surrounding mountains, whilst to the north a ring of towering crags give the Newlands Valley an almost gothic feel. This walk follows the crest of the ridge and gives three summits for the price of one as three main summits are linked by only minor dips. This means that once you have put the effort into climbing the first peak, simple ridge top walking can then bag the remaining two. You can link the start and finish of the walk by valley walking but this involves a fair bit on the road. A much better option is to make use of the seasonal ‘Honister Ramble’ bus service that operates from Easter to the end of October and use it to head from Buttermere to the start at the top of Honister Pass.
Distance 9.3km/5.8 miles
Total ascent 700m
Time 4-5 hours
Start GR NY225135
Finish GR NY175169
Terrain Steep fell side, domed summit, narrow mountain ridges, shallow cols, grassy shoulders and narrow fell road.
OS Landranger 90 (1:50 000)
OS Explorer OL4 (1:25 000)
Harveys’ Superwalker XT25 Lake District West (1:25 000)
British Mountain Maps Lake District (1:40 000).