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Bowness Knott

Where to meet: Bowness Knott, Ennerdale
Postcode:  CA23 3AS (approximate)
Grid Reference: NY 109 153 


From Cockermouth: Follow the A5086 south from Cockermouth, until shortly after the Lamplugh Tip pub is passed to the right turn left, on the road signposted to Kirkland and Ennerdale Bridge.

Follow the road to Kirkland turning left at the crossroads in the village, at the end of this road turn right at the t-junction.

Follow the road down the hill, turning left at the junction into Croasdale, continuing on this road to the Bowness Knott Car Park, crossing the cattle grid, we will meet in the larger car park to the left.

Bus Services

There are no bus services to Bowness Knott.

Stagecoach bus timetables can be viewed here

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    Distance: 12km / 7.5 miles
    Ascent: 880m / 2900ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

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    Ascent: 1890m / 6200ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
    Minimum Group Size: 3
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