Friday 9th March 2012
Rigg Beck (disused quarry)
(NY 229 201)
Rigg Beck quarry
Ard Crags -
Rigg - Keskadale Edge - Rigg Beck quarry
Distance: 4.9 miles
Total Ascent: 500 metres
Time Taken: 2 hours
Start Time: 11:00
Weather: Low cloud, windy on the ridge.
The cloud was right down on the fells
today when I set off along Rigg Beck for the Derwent Fells. I descended
via the Wainwright monikered Keskadale Edge, a great way down with a few
surprising 'ups' before the steep descent.
Ard Crags from Rigg Beck.
Ard Crags looming high as I get closer.
Looking the other way towards Catbells.
Crossing Rigg Beck Beardie style.
He's like Zebedee that Dougal - boing, boing, boing!
Keep still Dougal! Heading for Aikin Knott.
Looking back down before I disappear into the murk.
The eyes have it - but look at Dougal's stance, the
spring is wound up so tightly he's ready to bounce off any second.
Is there any life out there? Early frogspawn on Knott
Back out of the clouds on the descent of Keskadale
The view over Keskadale to Newlands.
Looking back to Keskadale Edge and Ill Gill.
Newlands, towards Newlands Hause.
How it used to be - milk churns and plough.
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