Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy - A Half Newlands

This is, I suppose, a sort of Half-Newlands: along the ridge from Catbells, across Maiden Moor and on to High Spy, before dropping down to Dale Head Tarn and the long but beautiful trek back beside the infant Newlands Beck. Not to be considered just half-a-walk or any such mischievousness, it really is a grand day out.

The Newlands Horseshoe usually takes in the six summits of Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy, Dale Head, Hindscarth, and Robinson, but it's a long day with over 1100m of ascent and 18.0km (11.2 miles) of walking. Breaking it into two walks reduces the ascent to more manageable proportions.