Knott Rigg

Knott Rigg Summit
Knott Rigg Summit

Walks By Keyword / Analysis: Cumbria, Knott Rigg, Lake District
Peaks Nearby: Ill Crag [Newlands] 546m - Ard Crags 581m - Aikin Knott 473m

A Few Facts About Knott Rigg

Location -
Knott Rigg is a fell in the North Western Lake District at the head of the Newlands Valley. It is situated some 8.5 kilometres south west of Keswick and has a modest height of 556 metres (1,825 feet). Its name is derived from the Old English language and means “hill on a knobbly ridge”.

Ascents -
The easiest ascent of Knott Rigg is started from the car park at Newlands Hause. This gives the advantage of starting at a height of 333 metres giving an easy vertical ascent of just over 200 metres. An alternative start can be made from further down the Newlands valley either at Keskadale Farm or Rigg Beck. The latter route goes over Ard Crags first before continuing to Knott Rigg.

Summit And Views -
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 which reveals views of the Skiddaw and Helvellyn ranges. The summit has a small cairn made up of a few stones.
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Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Dewey, Fellranger, North Western Fell, Synge, Tump, Wainwright

Hill / Mountain Details