Saturday, 1 July 2000


Height: 710m (2,329ft)
Prominence: 242m (794ft)
Region: Northern Fells
Classifications: Marilyn, Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 2
Knott's summit cairn
What Wainwright said:

"Knott occupies a commanding position across the middle of the group of fells north of Skiddaw Forest, of which it is the highest. Long and narrow, it is nearly four miles from end to end, the extremities being rough but the in-between a vast smooth sheep pasture - grand tramping country in spite of a lack of paths, landmarks or other features of interest."

Knott is the highest point of the Back O'Skiddaw region, an area of wild and unfrequented moorland to the north of Skiddaw. The fell's slopes are mostly smooth, gentle, and covered in grass, with a few deep ravines. It stands a long way from a road and requires a long walk across the moor top get to it.

The word Knott is of Cumbric origin, and means simply "hill".

The view southward is constrained by Blencathra and Skiddaw, neither displaying their best side, but between the two is a narrow slice of central Lakeland.

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