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Name:Ard Crags
Hill number:2460
Height:581m / 1906ft
Parent (Ma):2372  Grasmoor
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - North Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Wainwright, Birkett,
Synge, Fellranger, Clem
(Hu,Tu,5,Dew,W,B,Sy,Fel,Cm)
Grid ref:NY 20694 19771
Summit feature:no feature: ground by stone
Drop:116m
Col:465m  NY204199  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:cairn described by Wainwright is no longer present
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 810 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
MQ/DA/DNquartley20/07/2019
With JGCW04/06/2019
From Newlands Hause with DW, DS6, DS4 MYE and Rex dog. Ridge walk of Knott Rigg, Ill Crag, Ard Crags and Aiken Knott. Down to Birk Rigg. Cloudless with no haze. Best day of the year on the fells so far!nukeboy112/05/2019
From Buttermere CP - Rannerdale Knotts - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - Aikin Knott - Ard Crags - Ill Crag (Newlands) - Knott Rigg - CPscreeleep26/04/2019
With Peter from Car park at bottom of Knott RiggInez19/04/2019
Up from Newlands Hause parking over Knott Rigg. Warm enough for lunch on the top admiring the views. On to Aikin Knott and then return back along ridge to car. 4.5m in total.Hillsidenick25/03/2019
Solo. From Newlands Hause. Knott Rigg, Knott Rigg N top & Ard Crags.ADT28/02/2019
Knott Rigg, Ill Crag, Ard Crags, Aikin Knottkeithouk17/02/2019
From. Robinson and knott riggejjohnstone02/01/2019
Continued along from Knott Rigg onto Are Crags. Easy route no difficulties. With Richie.Zoe Little26/12/2018
Xmas 2018 Walk from Birkrigg Cottage - Ard Crags and Knott Rigg - Misty at the summitsJephcote8325/12/2018
Via Aikin KnottCyclistno124/12/2018
9 of 12 on first trip to the lakes in my motorhome including high snockrigg, whiteless pike, thirdgill headman, wandope, sail, crag hill, eel crag, force crag, ard crags, aikin knott, ill crag and knott riggThe-Z-Man09/12/2018
Parked in the Quarry near BirkRigg. Over Aitkin Knott, Ark Cragg and Knott Rigg. Down by Keskadale Farm. With FR and MVWBheinn10/10/2018
With NB. MVW from quarry car park. Warmest day in October for years.Frank10/10/2018
With U3Aian499313/09/2018
From the quarry car park at Rigg Beck, Newlands Valley. Crossed the beck above a small weir and took the steep east ridge to the summit. Onwards to Knott Rigg. Solo.marktrengove31/08/2018
With Knott RiggNicky29/08/2018
From Newlands Hause parking area. Knott Rigg, Ill Crag, Ard Crag, Aikin Knott then back and across the road up beside Moss Force (waterfall) to High Snockrigg and then Robinson.mart079706/08/2018
Run from Newlands Passdavepeel12/07/2018
Part of The Newlands Watershed walk (in reverse). From Scar Crags... straight down and straight back up from the pass. Debated doing Sail but the very hot weather made me think twice (besides Sail isn't part of the walk). Continued to Knott Rigg.NorthernWayfarer08/07/2018
Scorching hot day, and the Fells deserted due to the England World Cup quarter final. From Little Town: Knott Rigg, Ill Crag and Ard Crag and Aikin KnottLazylizzie07/07/2018
Knott Rigg, Knott Rigg North Top, Ard CragsFell_wanderer11/06/2018
from Knott Rigg we stopped and had breakfast inbetween the 2 fells which would later cause me some embarrassment as I spoke to a Geordie with porridge in my beard. After Breakfast we headed down to start our Ascent of Ard Crags..Straight forward push along the ridge to a pile of stones on a summit. took pictures on the cliff face next to the summit before heading back. great pair of mountains and Myla's first ridge walk.Scotty 2 Hotty12/05/2018
eyenose07/05/2018
Little Town > Aitkn Knott > Ard Crags > I'll Crags(newlands) > Knott Rigg > Newlands Hause > High Snockrigg > Buttermere Moss > Robinson > Hindscarth > Dale Head > Dale Head Tarn > High Spy > High Spy North Top > Maiden Moor > Little Town Beautiful weather just me and Hjohnkaysleftleg06/05/2018
as part of GL3Djwbellarby01/05/2018
From Newlands. Great ridge walk.twg2712/04/2018
walk-ard cragsbabsjess22/02/2018
Ard crags climbed following birkett almanacseanrtaylor9122/02/2018
From road up Rigg Beck, Birk Rigg and Aikin Knott to Ard Crags. Along ridge to Knott Rigg. Down via Keskdale Farm and returning to Rigg Beck.raymooremanx04/02/2018
Up the ridge from Aikin Knott (473m) with Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave14/01/2018
Knott Rigg and Ard Crags from Newland Hause. Another short excursion with great views. Started off at dusk, finishing in the dark with some moonlight made this a memorable walk.Butty13/01/2018
Saturday walk with Harriers. Nice day, quite windy.cackleberry18/11/2017
LUUHC Rain, low wind, low vis on topsCallumS22/10/2017
Catbells, Maiden Moor with a detour to Bull Crag, High Spy with a detour to Blea Crag, Dale Head, Hindscarth, Robinson, Knott Rigg via High Snockrigg, Moss Force Waterfall & Newlands Hause finishing on Arg Crag dropping down to Rigg Beck then following the road to Rowling End Farm before urning off onto the public footpath to Skelgill then back to the car.Stu Percival26/09/2017
From Stair Robinson Knotts Rigg Ard Crags Scar Crags Causey PikeWifey201624/08/2017
Very hard long day today Robinson, knott Rigg, Ard Crags, Scar Crags & Causey PikeTobo196924/08/2017
From Rigg Beck. Done with Knott Rigg on a lovely round. Up the valley, then back down via the two peaks on the ridge.jpitches03/08/2017
Heavy Raindentalchimp30/07/2017
From Newlands Hause.lenman03/06/2017
Time approximateDebconlin31/05/2017
Evening walk including Knott.jonesj231/05/2017
from Knott Riggdavidsharpe2327/05/2017
Run from Buttermere - Knott Rigg, Ard Cragsrichardsun25/05/2017
Whiteside - Hopegill Head (revisit) - Grassmoor before doing Knott Rigg and Ard Cragsnolan14/05/2017
Quick morning jaunt to tick these off, from Newlands Hause. Great weather at last. Fantastic little walk with superb views for minimal effort.Mark T22/04/2017
With wifeystephenhughes24/03/2017
Start~ Newlands Hause, a quick trek To Knott Rigg and Ard Crags in wind and rain. With Wombourne.steve hudson10/03/2017
go4awalk c345 - solo walk from Little Town - Knott Rigg - ARD CRAGS - Wainwright 91 - Still a couple of footbridges missing over Keskadale Beck. Local farmer gave me a lift on his quad bike over the ford next to the missing bridge near Gillbrow Farm :-)Nutty25/01/2017