Saturday, 1 July 2000

The Knott

The Knott seen at the end of Hayeswater
Height: 739m (2,425ft)
Prominence: 13m (43ft)
Region: Far Eastern Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Large cairn
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
A Tour of Hayeswater - 11/01/2014
The substantial summit cairn
What Wainwright said:

"The steep western slope descending from Rampsgill Head is arrested below the summit, just as the fall is gathering impetus, by a protuberance that takes the shape of a small conical hill. This is the Knott, a key point for walkers in this area".

The Knott is an outlier of Rampsgill Head, being the high point of the ridge from there to Rest Dodd.

The ridge in question, travels northwesterly, with The Knott protruding from the south-west side. Hayeswater stands at the feet of The Knott on this side, at the bottom of steep scree slopes. A deep gully runs down the fellside from just south of the summit. Viewed from this side The Knott is an impressive conical summit, although its inferiority to Rampsgill Head is apparent from other directions.

After passing Sulphury Gill, the ridge continuing from The Knott turns northward to the rounded dome of Rest Dodd.

Return to Lake District – Far Eastern Fells