Newlands Valley, Keswick

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Newlands Valley, Keswick

The Newlands Valley is easily accessible from Keswick separated from Derwentwater by a single range of hills. By road it is only 3 miles to Stair, a small hamlet at the start of the valley. A winding road with frequent glimpses of the Newlands Beck leads you to Littletown, another small hamlet. Close by is Newlands Church, a pretty whitewashed building situated at the foot of the hills.

The shortest route from Keswick to Buttermere is via the Newlands Pass a scenic drive with stunning mountain views.

The Newlands Valley is an excellent choice as a base for a walking holiday and provides a huge variety of walking routes from your doorstep including low level valley walks, ridge walks and fell walks such as Causey Pike, Barrow, Robinson, Hindscarth, Catbells, Maiden Moor and Dale Head. click here for walking routes.

The Newlands Valley is well known for its links with Beatrix Potter. 'The Tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle'' uses the Newlands Valley as its backdrop. Catbells, Skelgill and Little Town can all be recognised from her sketches. She also knew Newlands Church, becoming acquainted with its Vicar and his daughter Lucie Carr.

The Honister Rambler - Service 77/77A
This bus service operates in both clockwise and anti clockwise directions taking in Portinscale, Catbells, Grange, Seatoller, Honister Slate Mine, Buttermere, Lorton and Whinlatter Forest. For bus timetables click here.

This project is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas with Defra as the managing authority