Robinson from Whiteless Pike

Robinson from Whiteless Pike. Main summit to leftt, High Snockrigg to right with Buttermere Moss between.

Height: 2417 feet above sea level.

Volume: Book 6 (The North Western Fells)

Summit of Robinson

The summit of Robinson

Date climbed: 13th April 2012 (walk 54)

Bagged as number:  165 of 330. Including the ‘Outlying Fells’, Robinson becomes, with hindsight, the halfway point of the extended project. [ << Hindscarth (164)  (166) Knott Rigg >> ]

Route of ascent and descent:   Approached on the ridge from Hindscarth. Descended to Newlands Hause, and then went on to Knott Rigg.

Robinson, above Littledale

Robinson, above Littledale — viewed from Hindscarth

What Mr Wainwright says(from page 2 of his chapter): “The fell with the prosaic name is, to look at, the least attractive of the group around Buttermere, a defect largely due to its position on the sunny side of the valley…. It’s a pity about the name, which derives from Richard Robinson, who purchased estates, including this unnamed fell, at Buttermere many centuries ago. Thereafter, it was known as ‘Robinson’s Fell’. But it could have been worse: this early land speculator might have been a Smith or a Jones or a Wainwright.”


Robinson, with Blencathra in the background. From High Stile.

What I say: Robinson is rather better than this slightly negative write-up suggests, and has some decent crags on the north side as well as the waterfall of Moss Force, above Newlands Hause. Buttermere Moss would be very wearing to trudge across during wet weather,though on the day I visited it wasn’t so bad, and the views are great – it has, unlike Hindscarth and Dale Head, proper sight of Crummock Water and Loweswater.  All three fells are worth doing in one go.

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