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Friday 9th March 2012

Start point: Rigg Beck (disused quarry) (NY 229 201)

Rigg Beck quarry - Ard Crags - Ill Crag - Knott 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. 10oC

Route Map

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!

Maiden Moor.

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 Rigg.

Back out of the clouds on the descent of Keskadale Edge.

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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