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Cat Bells to Dalehead; Newlands valley

could be a circular walk starting any where along Allerdale ramble/Cumbria Way to the east of river Derwent, but here derived from two walks, getting lost and Dale Head itself is best as a leg-and-return rather than boring descent to Honister pass
the civilised way to reach Brandelhow point for Catbells ascent
the civilised way to reach Brandelhow point for Catbells ascent
Derwent water islands from Cat Bells ascent; Blencathra behind
Derwent water islands from Cat Bells ascent; Blencathra behind
wider view of Derwent water
wider view of Derwent water
Cat Bells from Black crag
Cat Bells from Black crag
left from the dip to return to Brandelhow, ahead for the rest of the ridge
left from the dip to return to Brandelhow, ahead for the rest of the ridge
Bassenthwaite from Cat Bells
Bassenthwaite from Cat Bells
Rowling end to Grasmoor from Cat Bells
Rowling end to Grasmoor from Cat Bells
tame beginning to Newlands valley to west of the ridge
tame beginning to Newlands valley to west of the ridge
Newlands valley getting more interesting
Newlands valley getting more interesting
Not High Spy; this is Minum Crag, but a lot of folks seem to put on another stone than go back
Not High Spy; this is Minum Crag, but a lot of folks seem to put on another stone than go back
Newlands valley getting more interesting still
Newlands valley getting more interesting still
Dale Head tarn in the distance
Dale Head tarn in the distance
Newlands valley getting awesome
Newlands valley getting awesome
Dale Head with Dale Head tarn centre; horrid realisation of the drop between High Spy and Dale Head
Dale Head with Dale Head tarn centre; horrid realisation of the drop between High Spy and Dale Head
Newlands valley from Dale Head tarn; Skiddaw beyond
Newlands valley from Dale Head tarn; Skiddaw beyond
Skiddaw from High Spy with Catbells looking a bit small centre rightish
Skiddaw from High Spy with Catbells looking a bit small centre rightish
Newlands valley; ridiculous scale of human endeavour compared to natural
Newlands valley; ridiculous scale of human endeavour compared to natural
Newlands valley
Newlands valley
from High Scawdell; Langdales on horizon, approaches to Great Gable in middle ground
from High Scawdell; Langdales on horizon, approaches to Great Gable in middle ground
central fells from High Scawdel; the drop to Dale head tarn because this upland is pure bog
central fells from High Scawdel; the drop to Dale head tarn because this upland is pure bog
Dale Head on the horizon and rest of ridge in front; from High Crag on Watendlath approaches
Dale Head on the horizon and rest of ridge in front; from High Crag on Watendlath approaches