Tuesday 30th June 2009
Rigg Beck (disused quarry)
(NY 229 201)
Rigg Beck quarry - Gillbrow - Little Dale -
Newlands Hause -
- Rigg Beck quarry
Distance: 8.1 miles
Total Ascent: 953 metres
Time Taken: 4 hours
Weather: Hot, humid and hazy. 25oC.
The recent humid weather continued today
and the views were very hazy until the sun managed to burn through
towards the end of the walk. I think Casper was feeling the heat today,
so much so that he was nearly tripping over that tongue of his. Mind
you, I was nearly tripping over mine too - phew, it was too hot to walk!
Hazy Robinson and High Snab Bank from Birkrigg. All
today's early views were very hazy until the sun managed to burn
through. It was, though, very muggy and close and it made the climb to
Robinson hard going.
A view across the Newlands Valley to Catbells.
Scope Beck along the valley. The way to High Snab Bank
is straight up to the right adjacent to the wall but I fancied a change
today so headed straight along the valley towards the reservoir at its
Walking alongside Scope Beck.
Looking back towards Catbells.
Falls on Scope Beck.
Robinson (and Crusoe!).
Deep Gill and the reservoir. The path zig zags up to
the right of the gill.
Climbing toward Little Dale, looking back over the
Hindscarth from the plateau of Little Dale.
Newlands view, back up on the main path from High Snab
The summit of Robinson.
It was tough work that Casper, I thought I had a steam
train following me today with all that panting going on. You can see
that Casper is starting to turn slate now around the eyes. Don't worry
Casper, that happened to me years ago.
The descent to High Snockrigg, High Stile and Red Pike
across Buttermere. It was spotting with rain now and there were rumbles
of thunder around.
Oddly enough the skies were starting to clear a bit
Sunlight on Rannerdale Knotts, Crummock Water and
Mellbreak beyond from High Snockrigg.
A silhouetted fell view from High Snockrigg.
Haystacks, High Crag and High Stile across Buttermere.
He's heard something...
...it's the sound of the families below at Newlands
Hause. We are crossing straight over to climb Knott Rigg.
Knott Rigg and Ard Crags this way.
High Snockrigg over Newlands Hause from the climb to
Knott Rigg. They breed their horse flies big over here and the place was
completely infested with them - time to try out the
secret insect repellent available from Love the Lakes!
Oh, this was a long section without any water - eh,
Heading for Ard Crags from Knott Rigg.
Following the ridge.
Behind, the weather was clearing looking back to Knott
Rigg with Keskadale Edge to the left.
Casper enjoys the sun on Ard Crags with Wandope, Eel
Crags and Sail in view.
A beautiful day now looking back to Aiken Knott.
The view from the crossing of Rigg Beck. It was so
warm now, I joined Casper in here - first I had a paddle as it was not
so deep before lying down fully clothed. Heaven.
Return to top
25th June 2009 Scafell
Pike < > Next Walk 8th July 2009