Saturday, 1 July 2000

Mountain Profile: Brown Knoll

Brown Knoll seen from Edale Rocks


Height: 569m (1,867ft)
Prominence: 36m (118ft)
Region: Peak District Dark Peak
Classifications: Dewey
Summit feature: Trig pillar
Times climbed: 1
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Brown Knoll & Kinder Downfall - 23/11/2014
The swampy summit
Possibly boggier than the mighty Kinder Scout, Brown Knoll forms part of the ring of hills surrounding the head of the Vale of Edale.

The broad, shallow slopes are cut off by neighbouring hills though a prominent ridge heads westwards from the summit, forming the lesser heights of South Head and Mount Famine.

The summit is topped by a trig pillar that stands isolated in a middle of a bog. As the summit is very broad, the views are limited.

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