Drawing 215: Newlands Pass and Robinson

Direction of view: E

Notes: From the foot of Scale Force waterfall, take the path climbing by the south side of the ravine.  At the top of the steep section, take a narrow path climbing left (indistinct at the start), which ascends quite some distance.   For further notes on this viewpoint, see drawing 186.

This view also appears on page 172 of Fellwalking with a Camera, as the seventh photo in Fellwanderer, on page 140 of Memoirs of a Fellwanderer (where the photograph and the sketch appear together), and page 73 of Wainwright in Lakeland.

Comments: I took this picture on 10th October 2016 (see drawing 289 for an account of that day).  It was about 3.30pm, and already the shadow of High Stile was impinging on the valley.  Otherwise it was beautifully clear, and this was probably the best of eight pictures I took this day.

The Ordnance Survey refer to this pass as Newlands Hause.  The name means “the pass leading to the lands newly brought into cultivation”; and Robinson derives its name from Richard Robinson, a 16th century landowner.  AW says that it is a pity about the name, but it could have been worse if the landowner’s name had been Wainwright!