Today’s walk was about 11 miles with around 3,000ft of ascent. Starting from the house in Portinscale our group of 19 walkers strolled to the foot of Cat Bells before climbing to its summit at 1,450ft. From here it was on and up to High Spy at 2,130ft. Having scaled the heights, the only way was down on a very rocky path to the floor of the Newlands valley at about 550ft. Back to the foot of Cat Bells from where we made a slight detour on the way back to the house.