Walk : Knott (2,329 ft) from Longlands taking in Great Sca Fell (2,131 ft) and Longlands Fell (1,580 ft)

Date : 21st June 2019

Weather : Cloud with Sunny intervals @ 20C windy on top

 

Distance : 7 miles round trip

Time Taken : 1 hour 30 mins to first fell (Knott)

 

Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated

 

Terrain Overview

 

Overview

 

Our final full day of our week in Ambleside and the original intention was to climb Ullscarf in the Central Region from Dob Gill Car Park, however access

to the far side of Thirlmere from the A591 has been closed off both to traffic and pedestrians, so we decided to go for Knott in the Northern Region behind

the Skiddaw massif. The Udale group of fells are very remote and tranquil being somewhat off the beaten track

 

 

From the A66 going West past Keswick take the Carlisle road (A591) and then branch off left about a mile or so past the Ravenstone Hotel and follow a very

narrow minor road signposted towards Orthwaite and then ultimately along to Longlands. A Farm area has enough space for a few cars to park freely

 

 

The 5 bar gate gives access to the open fell side from which you take a sharp right

 

 

Cross over some very boggy ground to get on to a good track that runs parallel with Longlands Beck

 

 

Heading out on the track towards the first objective .. Trusmadoor

 

 

Very soon the views open out as we follow the line of the wall that runs along the base of Lowthwaite Fell up to the corner that is in the distance

 

 

Turning the corner and the first view of Trusmadoor

 

 

The path stays fairly level until the approach of Trusmadoor where it begins to climb gently

 

 

Just at the top of Trusmadoor now and in front of us now is Burn Tod and we will take the zig-zag path that can be seen snaking across the fell so as to gain

the ridge from which we will carry on North towards Knott

 

 

The path up Burn Tod. Worth noting that on gaining the ridge line there is still a fair bit of navigation to make across thick grassy moor land which makes the

going fairly arduous until a more even foot path is reached

 

 

Looking across to Great Sca Fell and Little Sca Fell over Frozenfell Gill

 

 

Looking south to Skiddaw

 

 

After what seemed an age walking over dense grassy moorland we come across a beaten path that leads towards Knott. Its true to say that at some points we

just had to blindly follow the ViewRanger navigation directions as there is no evident path to speak of. Advice is to head in the general direction of the higher

ground until the track becomes evident

 

 

Looking left towards Great Calva

 

 

Approaching the summit of Knott

 

 

Sue and Ste having lunch on the summit, and yes it was freezing cold !

 

Click here for a 360 degree view from the summit of Knott https://youtu.be/A-yire_xvQs

 

 

Looking towards High Pike from the summit of Knott

 

 

From the summit head west to take the track that leads to Great Sca Fell just over a mile away

 

 

Following the track to Great Sca Fell

 

 

From Great Sca fell we journeyed west to drop down towards Lowthwaite Fell seen here on the left en route to Longlands Fell

 

 

Following the track that skirts Lowthawite Fell across Charlton Gill to pick up the path that leads up Longlands Fell in the background

 

 

The summit of Longlands Fell looking back towards Skiddaw

 

 

Looking over the Solway Firth to Criffel in Scotland from the summit of Longlands Fell

 

 

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