Brunt Knott from Staveley
Lake District Walk
Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Lesser Fells
County/Area - Cumbria
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km Ascent - 1600 feet / 485 metres
Time - 5 hours 10 minutes Grade - easy/mod
|Ordnance Survey Explorer OL7
|Anquet OS Explorer OL7
|Ordnance Survey Landranger 90
|Anquet OS Landranger 90
Walk Route Description
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This walk on the periphery of the Lake District explores the landscape to the northwest of Staveley and includes an ascent of one of the Outlying Fells, namely Brunt Knott. This route is far removed from the busier routes around the major honeypots of the Lake District National Part. Due to its nature a decent map and some navigation skills are required.
For convenience's sake the route is described from the railway station in Staveley (grid ref. SD469980). With your back to the station turn right along The Banks to reach Main Street. Turn left here and in a short distance you will find a footpath (opposite the Post Office) on the right that leads across the River Kent. Once across the river turn left to reach a road (grid ref. SD471984). Continue alongside the river to Barley Bridge. Bear right here and follow the road as far as signed bridleway on the left, which is taken through Scroggs Farm to reach a lane (grid ref. SD466966). Keep straight ahead and take the lane on the right leading up to Elfhowe. Just prior to these farms bear right on a rough track/path (grid ref. SD468988). Keep the wall on your right across a number of walled fields to reach a more substantial track just north of Park House (grid ref. NY470009).
Turn right along this track for a short distance and take the first footpath on your left leading uphill to High House (grid ref. NY474009). Turn right (roughly south) along the track until your reach a junction (grid ref. NY476000). Turn left here climbing to Brunt Knott Farm. Pass the farm and continue uphill with the summit of Brunt Knott ahead and slightly to your left. There are a number of options to reach the summit. You can make a beeline but the ground is steep and fairly rough. The other option is to locate the path which leaves the track at grid ref. NY486001) which makes the ascent much easier.
After enjoying the views from the summit return to Brunt Knott Farm and descend their access track to the junction at grid ref. NY476000, which should be familiar. Turn left here and follow the lane to Littlewood Farm (grid ref. SD480992). Here take the signed footpath to Staveley on your right. Which descends to Barley Bridge. Turn left here along the lane and you will soon be back in Staveley.
Other walks nearby
|Staveley Tarns circular
|School Knott & Grandsire from Ings
|Orrest Head & Allen Knott from Windermere
|Underbarrow, Lord's Lot and Crossthwaite
|Shorter Kentmere Horseshoe
|Photographer's Kentmere Horseshoe
|Longsleddale and Kentmere Pike from Sadgill
|Tarn Crag & Harrop Pike from Sadgill
|Whitbarrow & Lord's Seat
|Scout Scar Limestone Ridge
Recommended Books & eBooks
Walking the Lake District Fells - Mardale and the Far East
Part of the Walking the Lake District Fells series, this guidebook covers a wide range of routes to 36 Lakeland summits that can be climbed from the Ullswater, Haweswater, Troutbeck, Kentmere and Longsleddale valleys, with highlights including High Street, Place Fell and the Kentmere fells. Suggestions for longer ridge routes are also included.
Hadrian's Wall Path
Hadrians Wall Path guidebook to walk the 84 mile National Trail. Described in both directions, the main description is west to east between Bowness-on-Solway and Wallsend, Newcastle, with extensions to Maryport and South Shields. With extensive historical information related to this World Heritage site and separate 1:25,000 OS map booklet included.