Newlands Hause to Buttermere

Sat 11 Aug 2007

Route: Newlands Hause - Knott Rigg - Ard Crags - Sail Pass - Sail - Eel Crag (Crag Hill) - Grasmoor - Wandope - Thirdgill Head Man - Whiteless Edge - Saddle Gate - Whiteless Pike - Whiteless Breast - Buttermere Village

Distance: 8.00 miles

Ascent: 3,150ft

Time: 4 hours 45 minutes

With: David Hall and Anne


Overcast, rain showers, in and below the clouds.

Day five of the Wainwright Memorial Walk

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Ascending Knott Rigg from Newlands Hause

Heading along the ridge towards Knott Rigg's summit

High Snockrigg with the High Stile ridge behind from Knott Rigg

Approaching Knott Rigg summit

The ridge to Ard Crags from Knott Rigg

Robinson with Hindscarth behind left from Ard Crags' summit

l-r: Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Eel Crag and Sail from Ard Crags' summit

Keskadale Farm and the Devil's Elbow from Ard Crags' summit

Causey Pike from the col between the Ard Crags and Sail

Ascending Sail in the rain. Scar Crags behind with Causey Pike beyond, Outerside to the left

Looking back to Sail from the ridge to Eel Crag

Grisedale Pike seen through a break in the clouds from Eel Crag's summit

Descending to the col between Eel Crag and Grasmoor

Grasmoor's summit cairn / shelter

Looking down on Rannerdale Knotts and Crummock Water from Grasmoor

Whiteless Pike, Rannerdale Knotts and the Lad Hows ridge up Grasmoor with High Stile, Red Pike and Starling Dodd behind

Sail and Ard Crags from Wandope's summit with Addacomb Hole below

Hopegill Head from Wandope's summit

Mellbreak on the far side of Crummock Water from Thirdgill Head Man

Thirdgill Head Man and Wandope from Whiteless Pike summit

Looking back to Whiteless Pike from Whiteless Breast

Buttermere village is down there

Ice cream anyone? Buttermere Ayrshires Ice Cream at Syke Farm, Buttermere - the best!

Previous Walk: Dale Head from Honister (Fri 10 Aug 2007)

Next Walk: Gavel Fell from Loweswater (Sun 12 Aug 2007)

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