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Gibson Knott

Gibson Knott



Grid Reference: NY 31845 09923
Height: 420 metres/1378 feet

"The cairn is not quite the best viewpoint: the ridge eastwards is more satisfying. There is a strong contrast between the smooth slopes towering across the Keswick road and the roough teritory and serrated skyline across Far Easdale."
A Wainwright

Gibson Knott is the high point on the fine ridge between Helm Crag and Calf Crag, with steep drops on either side to the valleys of Far Easdale to the south and Greenburn Valley to the north.

The ridge can give a great walk on days when the higher fells are in cloud.

 

  1. Below the Howitzer on Helm Crag

    Helm Crag & Steel Fell: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A lower level ridge walking with little exposure, glorious views above Grasmere

    Distance: 13km / 8 miles
    Ascent: 720m / 2400ft
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. The Langdale Pikes from Grasmere

    Langdale Pikes from Grasmere: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long days walking but generally easy underfoot, glorious views throughout

    Distance: 21km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 1210m / 4000ft
    Duration: 8-9 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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