Newlands Hause has ample parking space, making this an ideal climb for motorists who want to 'bag' a fell or two. The ascent to Knott Rigg is simple, as you are already over half way up before you start! The ridge walk to Ard Crags is also simple and the views are spectacular, especially seeing Causey Pike in the distance.
When descending, the choice is to descend Ard Crags and walk back to Newlands Hause along the floor of the lovely Newlands Valley or to simply turn about and return to Knott Rigg. Either route is rewarding.
Ard Crags and Knott Rigg from Catbells
Catbells is a great place to view the Newlands Valley and its many mountains.View more ›
The summit of Knott Rigg looking south west.
The Buttermere mountains - High Stile, Red Pike, Starling Dodd and Great Bourne (left to right)View more ›
The summit of Ard Crags, looking north east.
Causey Pike is impressive. Blencathra is in the distance, as are the DoddsView more ›