THE KNOTT 2423FT, HIGH RAISE 2634FT, RAMPSGILL HEAD 2581FT AND KIDSTY PIKE 2560FT
SITUATED IN THE FAR EASTERN FELLS WAINWRIGHTS 65,31,41,45
Mum and Son walk
PARKING-HARTSOP CAR PARK CA11 0NY
( If full cow bridge car park is just at the bottom of the road)
MILES- 9 MILES RETURN WALK approx
FACILITIES- Non on route but facilities in Patterdale and Glenridding just up the road
TERRAIN-MAINLY STONE TRACK AND GRASS PATHS, SOME STEEP SECTIONS AND CAN BE BOGGY AFTER RAINFALL.
Our first time doing this route was 2018 for a Mum and son day, Reo was 9 and loved it, once at the summit in good weather its really easy to navigate between the summits as they are all relatively close to each other, we did the same route in winter 2020 in snow, which was a tougher walk, but the kids took sledges and loved it, the paths were harder to find though as some places was knee deep in snow.
From the car park, you go through the gate at the back which is obvious, it has a sign about being a deer conservation area too so you may be lucky and spot some.
The path leads all the way to Haweswater reservoir, on a steep stone wide path, you pass a small building and cross a bridge where the path splits but keep to the main path and go left.
It starts quite steep but levels out a little and then a gentle incline to the reservoir.
The reservoir is a nice place to stop for a snack or lunch.
To the left of the reservoir you will see a faint grass path towards the Knott, there is a couple of paths but the one following the fence line is the best as not as steep although boggy after rain.
Once at the ridge line turn right and follow the path which rises slightly before you are at the knott on your right, this is a final push to the summit.
From the summit you can see various paths leading to Rampsgill head next in less than a few hundred metres, then Kidsty pike before we decided to climb up to High raise which has approx 100m climb to the summit.
We then retraced our steps back to the reservoir and down to the car.
Longer version of the walk we did, although it says only 8 miles which seems more as our walk was 9 miles.