24th October 2004

Ard Crags, Knott Rigg and a strange wooden house.


Walk Overview
Time 11.10 to 14.05
Duration 2 hr 55 min
Distance 4.8 mile
Ascent 1667 ft
Walking with On my own
Rigg Beck - (Quarry dis) - Aikin Knott - Ard Crags - Ard Gill (top of) Cairn - Cairn - Knott Rigg - Keskadale Farm Ill Gill - Newlands Pass Road - Aikin - Bawd Hall - Birkrigg - Rigg Beck
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Rigg Beck, Newlands Pass

This is another of the many disused quarries in the Lake District that have been adopted as an unofficial car park. It may not be the largest parking spot around, but if I were looking for a space in the middle of the day I'd be tempted to grab a space here rather than take a chance on one of the other car parks having room.


Route Map

Cat Bells seen from the ridge between Aikin Knott and Birk Rigg.

And again from further up the route.

Looking back down to Birk Rigg from about half way up Aikin Knott.
The little cluster of houses at the top of the picture is the hamlet of Little Town in Newlands Valley.

Knott Rigg from Ard Crags.
The larger fell on the left of the picture is Robinson. Newlands Pass can be seen running up between Robinson and Knott Rigg.

Ard Crags summit.

Looking down to Newlands Pass from the top of Ard Gill.

The ridge that runs between Ard Crags and Knott Rigg.

From near Knott Rigg summit looking into Newlands Valley with Cat Bells and Maiden Moor almost in sunshine. The fells in the far distance are Clough Head and the Dodds.

Knott Rigg summit with Whiteless Pike behind.

Newlands Pass and Keskadale Beck from the route between Knot Rigg and Keskadale Farm.

Keskadale Farm.

Looking across Newland Valley to Little Town and Cat Bells from the Newlands Pass road.

The Pink / Purple House at the Newlands Church junction on Newlands Pass.

Autumn Colours at Rigg Beck.

Rigg Beck. The route I took at the start of the walk follows the right hand side of the beck.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks