2nd May 2005

Robinson to Ard Crags.


Walk Overview
Time 11.15 to 15.30
Duration 4 hr 15 min
Distance 8.38 mile
Ascent 3081 ft
Walking with on my own
Rigg Beck - Newlands Church - Little Dale - Robinson - Newlands Hause - Knott Rigg - Ard Crags - 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

From the road down to Newlands Church looking across to Blencathra.
It was bucketing down again this morning when I got out of bed. So I thought I'd wait for a couple of hours and then see what the weather was like. When it did eventually start to clear up a little, I thought I'd have a walk up Rodinson by a route I'd never tried before.

Newlands Church.

Looking back to Lonscale Fell, Latrigg, Blencathra and Cat Bells from the track between Low High Snab and the reservoir below Little Dale.
The route I would normally use goes steeply up the side of the fell next to the wall on the left of the picture.

Looking in the same direction, this time from the reservoir and with Newlands Valley in view.

Causey Pike and Skiddaw from the start of Little Dale. The crags on the right are Littledale Crags.

Little Dale with Littledale Edge along the skyline.

The Skiddaw fells and Blencathra from the fellside between Little Dale and Robinson.
Derwent Water can be seen in the centre of the picture with Cat Bells to the right of it.

Crummock Water and Loweswater from Robinson summit.
The fell that looks as though it's splitting Crummock in two is Rannerdale Knotts.

Buttermere Moss and High Snockrigg with the western fells behind.
I'm sure it must dry out a little during long hot spells, but every time I've followed the path that runs through the picture, the ground has been soaking wet. It's not the sort of boggy area where you need to be make sure you don't sink into the ground. There's just so much water about you end up getting soaked up to the knees.

Newlands Pass with Keskadale Beck twisting along to the right of the road. Taken from the path above Newlands Hause.
The fells in the distance are Blencathra (centre) and Cat Bells / Clough Head on the right.

From the path up to Knott Rigg.
The top of Newlands Pass (Newlands Hause) can be seen running across the picture below Moss Force waterfalls.

Knott Rigg summit.

Hindscarth and Robinson from Ard Crags summit.

From Aikin Knott looking across to Little Town / Cat Bells with Bleaberry Fell and High Seat behind.
The ridge in the far distance is the Eastern ridge L - R Clough Head and the Dodds then Raise, White Side, Catstye Cam and the Helvellyn fells.

Rigg Beck from the bridge on Newlands Pass.
The start / end of the walk.

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