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Robinson, Hindscarth & Dale Head - 12th October 2012


  Garmin GPS Data  
  Distance 5.95 miles  
  Time Elapsed 4 hours 5 minutes  
  Time Moving 2 hours 50 minutes  
  Elevation Gain 2,851 feet  
  Elevation Loss 2,113 feet  
  Minimum Elevation 480 feet  
  Maximum Elevation 2,484 feet  

We parked at the National Trust car park at Buttermere and headed out up a steep climb of High Snockrigg towards Robinson. After reaching a plateau we headed across bog land before the final climb to Robinson, 737 meters. It was quite chilly and misty at the top so we did not hang about long, descending towards Dale Head. Here the path goes straight ahead to Dale Head, but there is an alternative route to the left which takes in Hindscarth. After Hindscarth we cut back towards Dale Head, and then made the descent to Honister Pass. Here, by chance, we bumped in to Pam & Tony who were competing in a Long Distance Walkers Association 18-mile tour of the Lakes! Some coincidence! After a cup of tea in Honister Mine Coffee shop, Jim managed to thumb a lift back to Buttermere to collect the car, and we were soon on our way back home.

The start of our walk.... St James Church in Buttermere

Jim, Tony, Torben & Jim

Mick, Tony, Torben & Jim

The route ahead

Looking back over Buttermere

Moody skies with wonderful sunlit ridges

Looking back over Buttermere

Atop Robinson

The way down to Dale Head

Broad ridge line to Dale Head





Lunch at Hindscarth

Lunch at Hindscarth




Dale Head

Looking down to Keswick over Cat Bells

Maiden Moor


Jim, Tony, Tony, Pam, Mick & Torben at Honister Pass