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At A Glance

Distance: 20 miles over 2 days
Ascent: 2400m over 2 days
Duration: 2 days
Group Ratio: 1:8
Price: £120.00pp

Why choose this walk?

  • Discover the quieter and most beautiful side of the Lake District
  • 20 mile circular walk with overnight accommodation
  • Summit 12 Wainwright peaks
  • Meet like-minded walkers on this superb mini-adventure
  • Expereince some of the best hillwalking the Lake District has to offer
  • A unique event limited to just two events in 2017

Why Choose Snowdon Walks?

  • Led by an expert, professional and fully qualified Mountain Leader
  • Hassle free with accommodation, food and transport included in the price
  • Small groups so you get a more personal experience
  • Full support before the event with plenty of tips and information
  • Guaranteed to be one of the best weekends you have ever had in the mountains

Book Discover the Newlands Valley, Lake District – 2 Day Challenge

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Event Description

The Newlands Valley, situated in the beautiful Lake District National Park, is one of the quietest and picturesque areas in the area, and offers some of the best hillwalking in the UK. On this weekend you will tackle one of the best walking routes in the Lake District, summiting 12 Wainwrights, and over a distance of 20 miles. This weekend is an opportunity to discover the quitter areas and see some of the most impressive views in the Lake District. This is a weekend not to be missed.


This weekend is fully guided by an experienced and knowledgeable Mountain Leader. Accommodation (YHA Buttermere) is provided on Saturday evening with a 3-course meal, breakfast and lunch. Transport from Keswick and Braithwaite is also provided.


Dates for 2017:


  • Saturday 3 June – Sunday 4 June (fully booked)
  • Saturday 22 July – Sunday 23 July (fully booked)


The route:


The Newlands Valley is conveniently located near the popular town of Keswick with good links to the M6. You will be greeted by your Mountain Leader in Keswick before heading off to the Newlands Valley by mini-bus to start the walk. You will be walking for around 7 hours on the first day from Cat Bells, over 6 peaks including Dale Head and Robinson, before dropping down to beautiful Buttermere where you will spend the night. Evening meal is provided and you also have the opportunity to try some local ales in the nearby pubs.


Day two starts with a full breakfast and you will collect your packed lunch. The route for the day involves a further 6 peaks including Grasmoor, Eel Crag and Grisedale Pike which are the three highest peaks in the North-Western Fells. This is another day packed full of supreme fell walking and stunning views and you’ll certainly appreciate why this is known as one of the hidden gems of the Lake District. The walk ends at the Royal Oak pub in Braithwaite for a well-earned triumphant drink before the mini-bus takes the group back to Keswick.


Day 1 – Keswick to Buttermere – 9.8 miles – 1148m ascent

Cat Bells – 451m
Maiden Moor – 575m
High Spy – 653m
Dale Head – 753m
Hindscarth – 727m
Robinson – 737m


Day 2 – Buttermere to Braithwaite – 9.6 miles – 1267m ascent


Whiteless Pike – 660m
Wandope – 772m
Grasmoor – 852m
Crag Hill – 839m
Hopegill Head – 770m
Grisedale Pike – 791m


Walk pre-requisites


The Newlands Valley route requires a good level of fitness and you will need to be able to walk for up to 8 hours (with lots of ascent) each day. You will need quality hillwalking clothing that is suitable for this level of walking. A full kit list will be sent after booking.


Accommodation & food


Price includes 1 night at the Buttermere Hostel in a shared room. Breakfast and packed lunch is included on the Sunday and a full 3-course meal is also included on the Saturday evening.


Cost and booking information


Spaces on this walk are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We require a 35% deposit to reserve a place and the remaining balance is due 4 weeks prior to the walk. All the walk information will be emailed to you once your place has been confirmed. This will include all the details you need, including start and finish times, location details, parking information, and what you need to prepare and bring with you.

To book a place, select your chosen date on the calendar above and click ‘book now’.


More information 


If you are unable to join any of the above dates, or we are fully booked and want to join the reserve list, or just need more information including future dates then please add your details below.




  • What our clients say...

    The whole experience from gathering information, booking and eventually finishing the walk was supported by such friendly, approachable and experienced people. The walk itself was glorious and it was very reassuring to have an expert with us to help us along the route.

    Laura Smart
  • What our clients say...

    Outstanding value for money. A challenging but highly enjoyable walk led by a guide with expert knowledge and a warm, friendly manner, and made some new friend.

    Paul Harper
  • What our clients say...

    Novices and experienced hikers alike will find something to do with Snowdon Walks. Patient friendly guides give enough help to make you feel comfortable, challenged yet above all safe. Great day out in one of the most beautiful parts of the United Kingdom

    Steven Howe
  • What our clients say...

    Excellent organisation and information pre walk and good support, knowledge and humor during the walk. Guides even stopped to help someone struggling in the conditions to ensure they were ok and mountain rescue were on way. Would definitely recommend and look forward to booking future adventures!

    Lisa Corkhill
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