Hills: Knott Rigg, Ard Crags and Robinson
Date: Monday 29th July 2019
Company: Just myself
Distance: 9.1km, Ascent: 815m
Time: 3Hrs 55Mins
Yesterday evening I drove back to the Lake District
parking-up at Newlands Hause. The weather forecast for today was mixed, low
cloud and rain in the morning followed by sunshine in the afternoon. I
therefore held of walking until 10am but didn't want to wait any longer as I
like early morning walks.
From Newlands Hause, I set off up the steep slope of Knott Rigg. During
the ascent, I stopped to take a few photos looking back to Newlands Hause
and the lovely Moss Force waterfall.
Nice overnight parking spot at
with most walks in the Lakes, the ascent was via a fairly good grassy path.
Ascending Knott Rigg:
However, on gaining more height I was into low cloud for the third
Into the low cloud on ridge leading to summit of
summit of Knott Rigg has a collection of small stones masquerading as a
At the summit of Knott Rigg:
After a quick photo, I was on my way out to Ard Crags as there was no point
hanging around in the low cloud.
Heading from Knott Rigg out to Ard
didn't take long to reach the summit of my second Wainwright of the day;
these are an easy pair from Newlands Hause.
At the summit of Ard
Ard Crags, I returned back via the same route again ascending to the summit
of Knott Rigg. At last the cloud was beginning to lift.
to Ard Crags from Knott Rigg:
didn't take long to descend back to Newlands Hause which was now much busier
than when I had set off. It seems to be a regular stopping point for tourist
Cloud lifting during descent from Knott Rigg:
reaching Newlands Hause, I stopped for a drink and then started the steep
ascent of Robinson.
Starting ascent of Robinson from Newlands Hause:
reaching the flat ground above the initial steep ascent, I was greeted by a
couple of sheep.
then crossed Buttermere Moss to get to Robinson.
After all the recent heavy rain, Buttermere Moss would be better named
However, I was soon past the bog and ascending the diagonal path leading up
towards the summit of Robinson. By the time I reached the summit, the cloud
had lifted off all the surrounding hills providing great views.
towards Crummock Water from summit of Robinson:
It was nice to look across to Red Pike and High Stile, hills I ascended just
a few days previous.
Looking across to High Stile and Red Pike:
Panorama from summit:
An ascent of Grasmoor is still fairly high-up on my wish list.
Grasmoor from summit of Robinson:
During the descent I stopped briefly to take a photo of the view towards
Keswick, a place I quite like in winter but which is far too busy for my
liking in summer - tourist hell; a bit like Pitlochry and Aviemore back
Looking back to Robinson:
I took care during the final steep descent back to Newlands Hause. An
enjoyable second half to the day. One-third of the Wainwrights now complete,
not sure if this is a list I will ever be able to complete