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Knott



Grid Reference: NY 29622 32985
Height: 710 metres/2329 feet

"If the party consists of more than one person, and if, further, a bat, ball and wickets can be found in the depths of somebody's rucksack, a cricket match can be played on turf that many a county ground may covet."
A. Wainwright

Knott is the highest of the fells to the north of Skiddaw, known as the Back O'Skiddaw and it's long grassy summit ridge it the hub of the largest of these ridges, to the south a narrow shoulder links Knott with Great Calva and Little Calva, to the north west a long ridge descends over Great Sca Fell and crosses all the summits to the west of Roughten Gill and to the north east a grassy ridge crosses Great Lingy Hill before splitting to the summits of High Pike and Carrock Fell.

Although many of the best routes to the summit of Knott are via the subsidiary summits and ridges an interesting path climbs from the north by Roughten Gill, taking in much of the rich mining history of the area.

  1. On the Skiddaw ridge

    Caldbeck to Keswick

    £35.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Good paths throughout but a few steep ascents, a stunning way to see the northern Lake District fells

    Distance: 26km / 16 miles
    Ascent: 1200m / 4000ft
    Duration: 10 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Great Scafell from Great Cockup

    Great Calva & the Northern Fells

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Mostly easy walking, grassy underfoot with no real exposure, good views from an unusual angle

    Distance: 14km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 830m / 2700ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. On the summit of Brae Fell

    The Caldbeck Fells

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk, but easy walking on quiet grassy fells with no exposure

    Distance: 21km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 880m / 2900ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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