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The Knott

The Knott



Grid Reference: NY 43709 12682
Height: 739 metres/2425 feet

"The steep western slope descending from Rampsgill Head is arrested below the summit, just as the fall is gathering impetus, by a protuberance that takes the shape of a small conical hill."
A.Wainwright

As the walker from Patterdale or Hartsop approaches the High Street ridge, near the straights of Riggindale a domed summit will loom up to their right hand side, this summit is The Knott, the path will reveal itself to skirt around the back of the summit, but the walker with energy to spare will follow the line of the wall and climb to the small summit for the splendid view west. A short walk from the summit will bring Hayeswater into view.

 

  1. High Street across Haweswater

    High Street from Hartsop: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Quite a pull up but once on the High Street ridges easy walking on good paths

    Distance: 12km / 7.5 miles
    Ascent: 820m / 2700ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. On the summit of High Street

    High Street from Patterdale: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A longer walk but easy walking on very good path with good views throughout

    Distance: 12km / 7.5 miles
    Ascent: 980m / 3200ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. Caudale Moor from the shores of Ullswater

    The Patterdale Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A very challenging day walk over rough ground and plenty of summits

    Distance: 27km / 17 miles
    Ascent: 2100m / 6900ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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