Date & Time: Monday 29th January 2007. 3.30 pm start.

Location of Start : Newlands Hause, Cumbria Uk. ( NY 192 176 )

Places visited : Newlands Hause, Knott Rigg.

Walk details : 1.75 mls, 725 ft of ascent , 1 hr 10 mins.

Walked with : Ann and the dogs.

Weather : Grey and Overcast. Cloud base drifting past us at about 1500 ft.

 

 

Knott Rigg stands at the head of the Newlands Valley.

We drove up the road to the start of the walk from the highest point of pass.

   
Myself at Newlands Pass. Where did I put that camera ?
Moss Beck as it cascades down from Buttermere Moss.

 

   
Newlands, Crummock with Floutern Pass in the distance.
Knott Rigg always looks steeper than it feels.

 

   
Ann climbs a recently repaired section of the path . . .
. . . and pauses to admire the changing cloud on Robinson.

Harry and Bethan, with Sail Fell behind.

They have run, bounced, played and raced their way all the way up the fell, and they continued to do so all the way down too !

Distinctive Causey Pike stands out in front of the white cloud which obscures the distant Skiddaw Fell

Below us is the main part of Newlands Valley leads down to Derwent Water and Keswick.

Another passing cloud starts to obscure distant Helvellyn.

It seems most of the snow has gone from the tops after all this recent mild weather.

Our furthest point along the ridge, the summit of Knott Rigg, looking down into Keskadale.

Turning for home, the cloud on Robinson forms ever changing patterns which are a delight to watch.

   
The village of Buttermere glimpsed through a passing cloud
A hint of sunset colour through Floutern Pass.

It was a short final walk down and we were back at the car.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with a Canon Ixus Digital camera.

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