Newlands Church

The sound of silence


Newlands Church
0.25 - 3.4 miles
200m ascent
Mostly good paths
50mins - 2hrs 10mins

Newlands Church

North Western Area OS Map OL4. Start grid ref: 233194

There is limited parking near Newlands church. Walk up the lane to the church. This is an idyllic spot to sit and watch the world go by.

Go into the church to experience the extraordinary silence and compare to what you hear when you come out of the church. Keep listening as you wander up the lane towards High Low Snab, then follow the track to the Reservoir below Robinson.

Cross the Dam at Scope Beck to follow the initially indistinct narrow path that traverses above the river. The path eventually drops down toward a wall and widens out before meeting the path to Low House Farm and the farm road back to the church.

Many church services include a time of silence and reflection. Christians use this silent time to think, pray, and to listen for God speaking to them through their thoughts.
No matter what we believe, silence allows us to stop and consider what really matters in life.
What effect did the silence inside Newlands church have on you?