21st March 2009

Knott Rigg, Ard Crags and Rigg Beck


Walk Overview
Time 08.15 to 11.15
Duration 3 hr
Distance 5.3 mile
Ascent 1771 ft
Walking with On my own
Rigg Beck - Newlands Pass Road - Keskadale Fram - Knott Rigg - Ard Crags - Rigg Beck (footpath) - Rigg Beck car park
Fells visited
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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

Causey Pike seen here from the car park next to Rigg Beck.

Daffodils on the roadside next to Birkrigg.

An old fashioned plough on the wall at Birkrigg Farm, and of course a couple of milk churns, which at one time would have been full of milk and placed here ready for collection.

And looking back down the road.


Keskadale Farm and the ridge I used for the ascent of Knott Rigg.
Despite the pictures taken at close quarters being clear enough, the haze was so bad, anything longer distance simply wasn't worth taking a photo of.

Then the route became really steep.

Almost on the Knott Rigg / Ard Crags ridge now.

Looking ahead to Ard Crags. Did someone mention it was rather hazy today.

And now looking back to Knott Rigg.

When I left Ard Crags I dropped down to this point at the top of Rigg Beck. Just out of shot on the left is the path which leads all the way back to the car park next to Newlands Pass.

Newlands Valley is down there somewhere; honest.

Rigg Beck.

The sheepfold next to Rigg Beck, taken from the 'blip' on the route map.

The view back along the path.

And again, this time with Ard Crags in the picture.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks