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Grey Knotts

Grey Knotts



Grid Reference: NY 21731 12567
Height: 697 metres/2287 feet

"The view is good on all sides, with a skyline of giants too the south. The finest prospect lies northwest, where the Buttermere district, seen over a foreground of rock, is of superlative beauty.."
A Wainwright

Grey Knotts rises high above the summit of Honister Pass lies at the extremity of the northern ridge descending from Great Gable, over Green Gable and Brandreth.

The view from the summit is spectacular, particularly to the west over the Buttermere Valley and as the ridge south towards Brandreth is followed the view expands to include a stunning view down into Ennerdale.

A good circular route can be made using this ridge to climb to the summit of Great Gable and returning along Moses Trod to Honister Pass.

  1. Wasdale and Wastwater from near the Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

    Great Gable from Honister Pass

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A shorter walk but steep and rough underfoot at times, wonderful scenery throughout

    Distance: 9km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 680m / 2200ft
    Duration: 5-6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. The view down Wasdale to Wastwater from the Westmorland Cairn

    Great Gable & the Northern Ridges

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A great route taking in Great Gable and all the satellite tops to the north of Great Gable

    Distance: 13km / 8 miles
    Ascent: 740m / 2500ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. Above the cloud near the Westmorland Cairn

    Great Gable & Haystacks

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A shorter walk but at times over rough ground, glorious views over Buttermere and the higher fells

    Distance: 14.2km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 1220m / 3800ft
    Duration: 7-8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. Above the cloud near the Westmorland Cairn

    Great Gable & Haystacks: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A shorter walk but at times over rough ground, glorious views over Buttermere and the higher fells

    Distance: 14.2km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 1220m / 3800ft
    Duration: 7-8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  5. Wastwater, a welcome sight at the end of day 3

    The Bob Graham 5 Day Challenge

    £299.00

    Difficulty:
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    The infamous 42 peak circuit of the Lakes, we cover the route over 5 days

    Distance: 115km / 72 miles
    Ascent: 8200m / 27000ft
    Duration: 5 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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