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Ard Crags
581m (1906ft)

The North Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Ard Crags as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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(No. 136)

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29th highest in England,
68th in England & Wales

Walk Ard Crags walking UK Mountains in The North Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

The view from the summit of Ard Crags

Photo: David Hayter

Ard Crags is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL4
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Maps 89 & 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Ard Crags Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Ard Crags

Darren Wilson walked up on November 25th, 2020 [from/via/route] Knott Rigg & Ard Crag [with] Lone [weather] Beautiful day

Stuart Rigby climbed on September 29th, 2020 [from/via/route] Newlands Hause car park [with] Mandy Rigby [weather] Sunny Clear very few clouds hardly any breeze.

Dave Eyes bagged on September 29th, 2020 [from/via/route] Parked at Newlands Hause. Walked up the ridge to Knott Rigg and then on to Ard Crags. returned by same route. [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Lovely Sunny Day - Brilliant Views

Andrew Flynn hiked on August 8th, 2020 [from/via/route] c459 The Greater Newlands Horseshoe from Hawes End [with] Nicola [weather] Very very sunny - Ran out of water with approx 7 miles to go. A lot of lessons learnt that day.

Simon Myerscough summited on December 9th, 2019 [from/via/route] C345 from Little Town [with] Joanne Myerscough [weather] Lovely day, bright, cold and dry very breezy at top

Frances Thornton conquered on November 29th, 2019 [from/via/route] Little Town [with] Richard, Erdee, Maggie and Gill [weather] Glorious cold day - Knott Rigg

Andrew Johnson scaled on November 25th, 2019 [from/via/route] Newlands Pass [with] Tom and Ted [weather] Misty

Charlotte Hill walked up on August 8th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Newlands Hawes with Paul, Lewis and Alex. Left family at Knot Rigg [with] Paul, Lewis and Alex [weather] Dry

Simon Boddy climbed on July 1st, 2018 [from/via/route] Little Town [with] My girlfriend [weather] Very warm and sunny

Lucy Perchard bagged on May 15th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Knott Rigg - felt very small walking along the ridge under the shadow of the Coledale Horseshoe ridge [with] Tony [weather] Dull but dry

Richard Beardsley hiked on May 6th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Knott Rigg, walking route c345 [with] Gillian [weather] Sunny, beautiful day.

Christina Lander summited on June 6th, 2018 [from/via/route] Little Town - Rowling End - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - Ard Crags - Knott Rigg - Newlands Hause - Robinson - High Snab Bank - Little Town [with] Dick [weather] A perfect sunny day on the high fells

Vic Royle conquered on April 6th, 2018 [with] Team Wiggle [weather] Blowy mcpunchbags - Death valley descent - 'I don't fuckin know' , Milting around on the waterfall, 'you've got the most precious cargo just carry on'

John Tippins scaled on March 29th, 2018 [from/via/route] Started at Newlands Pass, via Knott Rigg. [with] Solo [weather] Bright, sunny day and warm enough to walk in a t-shirt, if you're hardy.

Chris Sheard walked up on September 13th, 2017 [from/via/route] Up from Newlands pass [with] Alan [weather] Wild force 6 with blustery showers and hail - Very steep up and long gracefull ridge with great views over the valley

Derek Parkin climbed on April 2nd, 2016 [from/via/route] Knott Rigg [with] Lynn Parkin [weather] brezzy

Richard Marshall bagged on August 13th, 2017 [from/via/route] Little Town [with] Volkan and Bo [weather] Sunny

Neil Bennett hiked on August 5th, 2017 [from/via/route] Walked from Newlands Hause via Knott Rigg. [with] Pam Bennett, Oliver Bennett, Thomas Bennett. [weather] Overcast and blustery with sun breaking through.

Craig Steeland summited on June 7th, 2017 [from/via/route] From Newlands Hause car park via Knott Rigg [with] Sue [weather] Dry and cool with absolutely ferocious winds

Wayne Baxter conquered on April 14th, 2017 [from/via/route] Little Town, Kesadale farm, Knott Rigg, Ard Crags, Aikins Knott, Birkrigg & Little Town [with] Sue ,Wendy & Trevor [weather] Cloudy and raining at first with sun later

Anthony Thorpe scaled on March 11th, 2017 [with] Sean [weather] Misty

John Almond walked up on January 25th, 2017 [from/via/route] go4awalk c345 - From car park near Little Town [with] Solo [weather] Sunny with strong winds on tops - Still a couple of storm damaged footbridges missing over Keskadale Beck

Mark Davidson climbed on June 9th, 2003 [with] Alone [weather] Lovely and sunny

Nick Dobson bagged on August 1st, 2016 [from/via/route] Robinson then Knott Rigg [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] Sunny - An excellent walk round Newlands

Anthony Scott hiked on July 19th, 2016 [from/via/route] buttermere [with] me [weather] Exceptional! Sunny and hot

Clive Ward summited on June 26th, 2016 [from/via/route] See Hindscarth

Elaine Evans conquered on June 2nd, 2016 [from/via/route] From old quarry near New Town, followed road to Moss Force then ascended Knott Rigg and followed the ridge to Ard Crags [with] Sue [weather] Beautiful - sunny and, warm with an occasionalgentle cool breeze. - Long walk along road first. Ben traumatised by being chased by a sheep!

David Noble scaled on October 31st, 2015 [from/via/route] Little Town [with] Kelly and Jack [weather] Overcast claggy and rain but warm no views

Phillip Bulley walked up on September 6th, 2015 [from/via/route] Knott Rigg [with] Judith and Toby. [weather] Sunny and windy

Steve Frank climbed on August 16th, 2015 [from/via/route] Buttermere

Desmonde Talbot bagged on September 16th, 2011 [from/via/route] go4walk c345 from Little Town [with] Allan Talbot [weather] Occasional rain, heavy cloud, up to 40mph strong gusts - Wet & boggy in places and path through thick heather very narrow & at times hard going.

Keith Eastman hiked on August 5th, 2014 [from/via/route] c345

Christine Knowles summited on June 13th, 2014 [from/via/route] Newlands Hause via Knott Rigg [with] Graham [weather] Quite good, close.

Graham Coules conquered on May 20th, 2014 [from/via/route] Knott Rigg and Ard Crags from Little Town, Newlands Valley [with] Dale [weather] Sunny spells and warm

Jacqueline Debbie Tonks scaled on April 11th, 2014 [from/via/route] Newlands hause [with] Pete Tonks [weather] clear, good views, cold wind blowing.

Sandra Wallace walked up on April 8th, 2014 [from/via/route] Up from new lands house and along to knott Rigg and down to Rigg Beck [with] Is he went back to newlands house for the car [weather] Cold when we started very windy, but on descent the sun came out. - Found the wind a bit difficult to start with, but got used to it. The walk was about 3 1/2 miles and about a thousand ft of ascent. A more positive day.

Harry Meijer climbed on June 5th, 2014 [from/via/route] Ard Crags Evening Walk [with] The Lake District Walker

Chris Bramley bagged on January 19th, 2014 [from/via/route] Braithwaite road [with] Daz, Harry [weather] Damp muddy

Gill Watson hiked on October 27th, 2010 [from/via/route] from top of pass from buttermere [with] Gill

Raymond Barnett summited on October 16th, 2013 [with] self [weather] wet

Doug Martin conquered on September 25th, 2013 [from/via/route] Disused quarry Ard Crags Knott Rigg High Snockrigg [with] Brampton Fellwalkers [weather] Misty low cloud but mild with very little wind which was why cloud took so long to shift. Quite balmy really

Darren Mortimer scaled on July 27th, 2013 [from/via/route] Little Town [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Warm and sunny

Kevin Parnham walked up on June 9th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Little Town via Knott Rigg [with] Jo and Charlotte [weather] overcast but warm - great views of previous days walk

Tony Aspden climbed on May 20th, 2010 [from/via/route] Swinside Farm to Burnthwaite Farm [with] Andy [weather] Sunny and clear

John Cave bagged on May 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] Knott Rigg and along ridge to Ard Crags, continue along ridge to bear right to road. [with] Ann, John & Jenny Parkin [weather] Mixed, see Knott Rigg

Iain Taylor hiked on April 2nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Stoneycroft NY23286 21215

Dale Verrall summited on March 15th, 2012 [from/via/route] Little town - Walk number C345 [with] Amber [weather] Nice afternoon

Charlie Housley conquered on July 9th, 2012 [from/via/route] Along the ridge from Knott Rigg. [with] Solo. [weather] Overcast and dark with the threat of heavy rain...which never appeared, thank goodness.

Christine Shepherd scaled on May 31st, 2010 [from/via/route] Walk c345 from Littletown [with] On my own [weather] Hot and sunny

Maxine Down, Peter Clark, Melanie Dunn, David Kelley, Andrew Foster, Ian Gate, David Watson, Louis Smith, David Shaw, David Laws, Jacqui Smith, Elaine Grayson, Louise Sandwith, Jonathan Tobin, Mike Wilson, Patricia Dilley, Linda Mckeogh, Simon Duerden, Colin Egan, Adrian Roberts, Michael Nolan, Tracey Cowell, Paul Booth, Rob Barklamb, Tracey Cordes, Trevor Williams, Paul Henderson, Paul Stevens, John Cuthbert, Victoria Bates, Stephen Millington, Jeanette Coward, Ray O'hara, Linda Walker, Simon Smith and Libby Burns have all walked, climbed & bagged Ard Crags.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Ard Crags

Wandope and the Hanging Valley from Ard Crags

Wandope and the Hanging Valley from Ard Crags

Photo: David Hayter (88)

Clough Head from Ard Crags

Clough Head from Ard Crags

Photo: David Hayter (84)

Ard Crags Summit

Ard Crags Summit

Photo: David Hayter (87)

Frosty fields across Keskadale from Ard Crags

Frosty fields across Keskadale from Ard Crags

Photo: David Hayter (83)

Knott Rigg from Ard Crags

Knott Rigg from Ard Crags

Photo: David Hayter (89)

Early morning sun on High Snab from Ard Crags

Early morning sun on High Snab from Ard Crags

Photo: David Hayter (82)

The summit of Ard Crags with the shoulder of Robinson and High Snockrigg beyond

The summit of Ard Crags with the shoulder of Robinson and High Snockrigg beyond

Photo: Christine Shepherd (501)

Sail (Derwent Fells) and Wandope from Ard Crags

Sail (Derwent Fells) and Wandope from Ard Crags

Photo: David Hayter (85)

Knott Rigg (foreground left), Buttermere (just poking out) with Red Pike (Buttermere) beyond and Whitelees Pike & Wandope (centre right) from Ard Crags

Knott Rigg (foreground left), Buttermere (just poking out) with Red Pike (Buttermere) beyond and Whitelees Pike & Wandope (centre right) from Ard Crags

Photo: Christine Shepherd (21)


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