Saturday, 1 July 2000

Grey Knotts

Grey Knotts seen across Gillercomb
Height: 697m (2,287ft)
Prominence: 15m (49ft)
Region: Western Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Green Gable & Great Gable - 09/04/2017
Remembrance Sunday on Great Gable - 09/11/2014
The summit looking towards Ennerdale
What Wainwright said:

"Grey Knotts has an interesting situation, rising as a long narrow wedge between upper Borrowdale and an entrant valley half-concealed on the west. The ridge of Grey Knotts climbs roughly among crags to a broad summit decorated with rock-turrets and tarns."

Grey Knotts is situated one kilometre south of the Honister Pass and is well seen from mid-Borrowdale as it rises above Seatoller. It is part of a ridge which ascends from the woodland behind Seatoller and continues south-west and then south for four kilometres to Great Gable. The fell's name really only applies to the summit rocks, but has been adopted for the entire fell with the high ground in this area, locally known as Seatoller Fell.

The top of the fell is dotted with grey tors of rock and two of these give the fell twin tops of equal height. The view from the summit is very good with the Buttermere valley well seen to the north west and the Scafell massif standing out to the south.