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KNOTT RIGG & ARD CRAGS - NORTH WESTERN FELLS

KNOTT RIGG & ARD CRAGS - NORTH WESTERN FELLS


Postby susanmyatt » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:05 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Ard Crags, Knott Rigg

Date walked: 07/04/2011

Time taken: 2

Distance: 6.5 km

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A lovely day was promised as we set off towards Buttermere, into the village and the steep drive up to Newlands Hause, room for around a dozen cars, they say there's always a space as most people admire the view and carry on.

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This was to be a climb up and along the ridge taking in Knott Rigg and Ard Crags, and a return back as we had plans for later.
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First view up
We soon made height and looked back to the Hause
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Moss Force behind Hause
We were getting higher
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Soon gaining height
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Over Buttermere to High Stile range
Enough now to see down the valley towards Catbells and Maiden Moor with Scope End in front and Blencathra, Clough Head etc behind
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Lots of fells
We were still climbing steadily
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Towards the ridge
Looking back we could see our route with the High Stile range in full view and Haystacks creeping in to the left
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Looking back
The last piece before Knott Rigg was a bit boggy
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Knott Rigg ahead
We were soon on the summit at 536m
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Knott Rigg summit
We could now see along to Ard Crags but there was a drop between them, also we passed the Birkett of Ill Crag for those who count them
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Towards Ard Crags
On the summit of Ard Crags we had a great view towards the Eastern Fells and the Causey pike ridge
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Ard Crags summit at 581m
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Wandope and Crag Hill
Looking back we could now see the rows of fells
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High Stile and beyond
It was time to head back with the wind getting up in places but the views improving all the time
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Back we go
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On the edge for a photo
We were nearly back to the car and a drink
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Home
As we opened a pop and thought we deserved it a chap cycled up from Buttermere, felt like passing it to him :lol: In the car and down to Buttermere to park and knock off Rannerdale Knotts :D
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Re: KNOTT RIGG & ARD CRAGS - NORTH WESTERN FELLS

Postby ChrisW » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:00 pm

What a cracking little walk and great photo's, the guy with the bike must have been determined :shock: :D
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Re: KNOTT RIGG & ARD CRAGS - NORTH WESTERN FELLS

Postby Dogshome » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:40 pm

This is one of my fav little walks with a wonderful sense of airiness without having to gain too much height, the final down hill bit is a real knee tester
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