Ard Crags

Height: 581 metres / 1906 feet Grid reference: NY 20696 19766 Category: The North Western Fells

Ard Crags from Rigg Beck

Ard Crags from Rigg Beck

Heading for Ard Crags from Knott Rigg

Heading for Ard Crags from Knott Rigg

Hindscarth and Robinson from Ard Crags

Hindscarth and Robinson from Ard Crags

Casper enjoys the sun on Ard Crags with Wandope, Eel Crags and Sail in view

Casper enjoys the sun on Ard Crags with Wandope, Eel Crags and Sail in view

Derwent Fells

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

Rigg Beck quarry – Ard CragsIll CragKnott 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. 10C

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.

Robinson

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

Rigg Beck quarry – Gillbrow – Little Dale – Robinson High Snockrigg Newlands Hause – Knott Rigg Ill Crag Ard Crags – Rigg Beck quarry

Distance: 8.1 miles     Total Ascent: 953 metres    Time Taken: 4 hours

Weather: Hot, humid and hazy. 25C.

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!

Robinson

Start point: Chapel Bridge, Little Town (NY 232 194)

Little Town – High Snab Bank – Robinson (487) High Snockrigg (488) Newlands Hause – Knott Rigg (489) Ill Crag (490) Ard Crags (491) – Chapel Bridge – Little Town

Distance: 10.5 miles     Total Ascent: 950 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Overcast. 16oC.

I wasn’t holding out much hope for the weather today as it was very grey and looked a certainty for rain – as it was I thought we faired pretty well as the rain held off for the whole round. This is a great way to reach the summit of Robinson and the views were good from there, even the high winds couldn’t spoil that.

Ard Crags

Newlands Hause – Knott Rigg (184) – Ard Crags (185) – Knott Rigg – Newland Hause

A cold day, icy wind on the tops with some snow.