10th September 2005

Knott Rigg to Buttermere


Walk Overview
Time 11.35 to 15.25
Duration 3 hr 50 min
Distance 6.3 mile
Ascent 2750 ft
Walking with Andrew and Anne Leaney
Newlands Hause - Knott Rigg - Ard Crags - Sail - Crag Hill - Wandope - Whiteless Pike - Whiteless Breast - Buttermere
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside spaces, Newlands Hause

Newlands Hause or for those who aren't too familiar with the area, this is actually the top of Newlands Pass. There always seems to be nice balance of parked cars and available spaces up here, so this is somewhere I'm always confident about getting parked. I think the majority of the people who stop here simply park up, get out to look at the view back down the pass, take a few photos and then drive off as quickly as they came.

For those of a peak bagging nature, Knott Rigg & Ard Crags are within easy reach.


Route Map

From the path up Knott Rigg looking down to Newlands Pass and Newlands Valley.

Newlands Valley with Catbells, Maiden Moor, Walla Crag, Bleaberry Fell and High Seat behind.

Causey Pike from Ard Crags summit.
It was from here that we dropped down to the top of Rigg Beck and then followed the path up to the col between Scar Crags and Sail. It was a new route for all of us and turned out to be a good way to link the two ridges.

Wandope and Whiteless Pike also taken from Ard Crags summit.

Causey Pike again, this time from the path near the top of Rigg Beck.

Looking back down the ridge towards Scar Crags.
The pointed fell on the left of the picture is Outerside with Stile End and Barrow to the right of it.

We were up in the clouds along the higher part of the ridge. This picture was taken during a brief break a little way past Sail. The narrow ridge we were heading towards is marked on the map as The Scar.

Crag Hill Summit.

Looking ahead to Wandope just as we dropped below the clouds again.

Crummock Water and Mellbreak.

Crummock Water and Loweswater with the Lad Hows ridge and the slopes Grasmoor rising above it.

From the descent off Whiteless Pike with Buttermere in the valley below.

Crummock Water and Loweswater seen across Rannerdale.

Looking back up to Whiteless Pike and Wandope.

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