Knott Rigg and Ard Crags

This is a short, uncomplicated, walk to the two Wainwright fells of Knott Rigg and Ard Crags, and includes the 'free' Birkett of Ill Crag which is situated between them. Starting from the top of the Newlands Pass, after only a short but steep climb you gain excellent views of the surrounding fells and of Moss Force - a great cascade of water draining Buttermere Moss. The ridge top path undulates and meanders, some of it is on grass, and some later, higher on the ridge is through heather. It is always clear and easily followed. On the return of this linear walk a path skirting to the left of Knott Rigg may be taken to avoid a little repeat climbing.

There is an informal parking area at the top of the pass, Newlands Hause.