: Farleton Knott
5th August 2011
short walk on which to take Jamie during his all too
brief August stay.
many years Farleton Knott has been a beacon for us as
we headed up the motorway, signifying the turn-off for
Kendal. However, other than a climbing expedition
with an unusual feature in the 1970s (see the reference
it took me until August 2005 (BB0511)
to make my first ascent and sometime later for Margaret.
Jamie had never been up despite it being only
eight miles south of us.
was a beautiful evening when we parked near Holme Park
Farm and made our easterly way up the bridle path. We
avoided the temptation of the first path up to the Knott
and continued through a further gate before taking the
climbs up a sloping platform with a limestone cliff
dropping away to the left and another, smaller, edge
climbing to the right. Towards the top, the path
becomes narrower and the cliffs more pronounced. The
track is actually slightly exposed as you near the summit,
although the drop can be avoided by climbing up onto
the limestone pavement.
way round, the high point of the walk is at the northerly
end of the limestone pavement. From here you drop
down to the wall / fence. We went west and crossed
where many people do but it is perhaps not the best
way as, again, there is some potential exposure and
it is not an official stile. The safer way lies
a bit to the east.
it is then a short climb to the trig point which gives
a splendid view over just about everywhere within 30
miles or so.
way down was by heading south, crossing the wall by
the stile below the top crag and then following the
trail back to the bridle path and the road.
rounded off the evening with a tapas type meal at The
at Lupton which was very good although the pub was untypically
quiet for a Friday at that time of year.
5th August 2011
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