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A medium level ridge walk with fantastic fews into the surrounding valleys.
Wind scoured snow ridge
Hazards and warnings
Steep descent down to Keskadale Farm could be tricky if icy.
A gentle start beside Rigg Beck is followed by a steep climb up Aikin Knott onto the ridge. Knott Rigg has great views towards Buttermere. Its possible to follow footpaths alongside Keskadale Beck back towards the start but we were not sure of the state of the footbridges after flooding so decided to return via the road which was pleasantly quiet due to the icy conditions on the road.
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