Saturday, 1 July 2000

Shipman Knotts

Grassy slopes lead to Shipman Knotts
Height: 587m (1,926ft)
Prominence: 10m (32ft)
Region: Far Eastern Fells
Summit feature: Cairn
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
The Kentmere Round - 18/07/2013
The summit has a fine view of Kentmere
What Wainwright said:

"Shipman Knotts is of moderate altitude and would have called for no more than the brief comment that it is the shoulder of Kentmere Pike had it not earned for itself a separate chapter by reason of the characteristic roughnesses of its surface."

A smaller fell, located in a quieter area of the National Park, Shipman Knotts earns a chapter in the Pictorial Guides thanks to its 'characteristic roughness', despite being no more than the southern shoulder of Kentmere Pike.

Shipman Knotts is generally climbed as part of the Kentmere Horseshoe, one of the finest of the Lakeland ridge walks and probably one of the most demanding with over 1,100m of ascent in total.

The summit consists of three rocky outcrops, the central one being considered the highest. Views of the valley of Kentmere and Longsleddale are the highlights.

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