Saturday, 1 July 2000

Knott Rigg

Knott Rigg above Newlands Hause
Height: 556m (1,824ft)
Prominence: 52m (171ft)
Region: North Western Fells
Classifications: Dewey, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Small pile of stones
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
Hindscarth, Robinson, Knott Rigg & Ard Crags - 18/12/2016
A Newlands Round - 22/06/2014
A small pile of stones can be found on the summit
What Wainwright said:

"Keskadale is the long arm of Newlands extending south-west and providing its only outlet for vehicles from the head of the valley. The road is accompanied by a steep-sided ridge of moderate height. The ridge has two distinct summits; the lower is Knott Rigg."

Knott Rigg is a fell at the head of the Newlands Valley; its name is derived from the Old English language and means “hill on a knobbly ridge”. Because of its moderate height, the fell fails to be listed on any significant hill lists but it does merit a separate chapter in Alfred Wainwright’s Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells.

The fell is best viewed from Newlands Hause, where it is seen as a sharp conical peak (although the highest point is not in view), or from Buttermere, from where a complete picture of the fell is seen.

The view from the summit is severely restricted by the surrounding higher hills of the Coledale and Buttermere Fells. However, there is a view to the east in the arc between Causey Pike and High Spy.

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