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Knott Rigg and Ard Crags from Newlands Hause
Introduction to Walk 1011

Photo from the walk - Knott Rigg and Ard Crags from Newlands Hause

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km

Ascent - 1100 feet / 333 metres

Grade - easy/mod

A short Lake District ridge walk that includes two Wainwrights. Surrounded by higher fells, the ridge between Ard Crags and Knott Rigg offers some wonderful Lakeland scenery. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North LakelandThis guidebook contains 57 short half to full-day walks in the northern Lake District. Walking areas include Borrowdale, Newlands, Bassenthwaite, Thirlmere, Ullswater, Haweswater and the area north of Keswick up to Caldbeck. Part of a three-volume series, and predominantly focusing on low-level walks between 2 to 9 miles, and graded for difficulty.
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