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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


    Distance: 13km / 8 miles
    Ascent: 720m / 2400ft
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

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

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