Knott Rigg

Knott Rigg, looking back from the Ard Crags ridge. High Stile range in background.

Height: Wainwright estimated 1790 feet above sea level, but rather understated it as the OS now show a spot height at 556 metres, which is 1823 feet.

Volume: Book 6 (The North Western Fells)

Date climbed: 13th April 2012 (walk 54)

Bagged as number:  166 of 214. [ << Robinson (165)  (167) Ard Crags >> ]

Knott Rigg summit

Knott Rigg summit

Route of ascent and descent:  Ascended from Newlands Hause, left on the ridge to Ard Crags.

What Mr Wainwright says (from page 3 of his chapter): “This is a simple and straightforward climb on the sunny side of [Newlands] Hause, requiring an absence of one hour only from a car parked there. It affords a pleasant exercise, very suitable for persons up to 7 years of age or over 70.”

Knott Rigg from Wandope

Knott Rigg and Sail Beck, from the slopes of Wandope. Look at those eroded runnels.

What I say: I assume he also meant that anyone between 7- 70 would enjoy it too. But yes, the climb from Newlands Hause is pretty simple, though there are at least three false-summit moments on the way up. And, of course, readers of this blog would not rush there with their cars in any case: which does then beg the question of whether Knott Rigg is worth the more extended walk it takes to reach it from a public transport terminus. In August, when the heather’s out, it probably is.

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