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Knott Rigg for Harry

Date & start time: Tuesday 19th October 2010, 3.40 pm start.

Location of Start : Newlands Pass, Buttermere, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 143 211 )

Places visited : Knott Rigg and back.

Walk details : 1.75 mls, 700 ft of ascent, 1 hr 25 mins.

Highest point : Knott Rigg 1,824ft - 556m.

Walked with : Ann and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.

Weather : Sunny but cool with fast moving clouds.

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After his recent twisted knee, Harry has responded well to gentle treatment which has included several more sessions of hydrotherapy.

Today we chose a grassy fell that would be a gentle climb for him but would be nice for us too.

Blue skies and fast moving clouds across the head of Crummock Water.

The object of our desire today . . . Knott Rigg.

Ann sets off, leaving the crowds behind at Newlands Hause . . . most travelled little further than 100 yards from their cars.

Looking the opposite way . . . the craggy face of Robinson Fell.

Harry seems pleased to be out on the fells.
Climbing now, looking back at some of those cars.

I venture over for a photo of the distant fells.

Sometimes the foreground is a little more demanding of a photo.

The air is so clear we can see all the way over to the Pennines from where I'm standing.

A wider perspective.

Not again . . . this time they persuaded Ann to take their photo !

The last rise up to the top of the ridge and the 700 ft of climbing is nearly done.

To our left, the summit of Whiteless Pike and the ridge climbing to Wandope.

Further round, and with the sun now shining on us, is the summit of Crag Hill.

Must have a good roll around to celebrate being out again.

The broad top of Knott Rigg with the summit of Sail Fell behind the highest point.

Light grey clouds drift over us but a thicker white cumulous cloud slides in behind the dark silhouette of Causey Pike.

Topping out on Knott Rigg.

Not a new Wainwright top for Harry but his first for about six weeks.

Turning for the car, that grey cloud is a little thicker and we are plunged into shadow . . . no fear of rain though.

Spot the distant fells . . . Helvellyn and the triangular Catstycam over the ridge of Maiden Moor.

The track back leads south and zoomed in makes it look a wild and remote place.

The distant fell is Kirk Fell and the craggy, rather diminutive one in front is Haystacks.

A 'Derry Brabbs' local poses for a photo this time

as we look across four or five valleys to Clough Head and Great Dodd.

Time for a pause and a dog treat . . . for the dogs that is.

Sunshine on the crags again as we start down the slope again.

That large white cloud has spread right across the middle distance . . .

. . . and now casts its shadow along the whole length of the distant Helvellyn Range.

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Ten minutes later the mood changes as our fells are once again bathed in sunlight.

Newlands Pass . . . Buttermere side.

Sunset tonight will be about six but the cloud to the west has already hidden it for the rest of the day.

One last photo of Harry on that rock we saw earlier

to sum up the lovely afternoon's walk and Harry's first Wainwright back on the fells.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon 75 or my Canon G10 digital camera.

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