Hard Knott

Height: 1,803 Feet - 549 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 232 023
Area: Southern
Ordnance Survey: OL6
Wainwright Guidebook: Four

Did they admire the massive architecture of the Scafell group as they looked north, the curve of the valley source to sea as their eyes turned west? Or did they feel themselves to be unwanted strangers in a harsh and hostile land?


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Bow Fell, Crinkle Crags and Hard Knott from Brotherilkeld.

Border End (Hard Knott) from Hardknott Roman Fort.

The Eskdale Needle.

The Eskdale Needle.

Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, III Crag, Great End, Esk Pike, Bow Fell and Crinkle Crags from Hard Knott summit.


There are 3 walks to choose from including Hard Knott

Hard Knott and Scar Lathing from Brotherilkeld

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24th March 2017
ASCENT: 2,154 Feet - 657 Metres
ROUTE: Jubilee Bridge - Hardknott Pass - Hardknott Roman Fort - Border End - Eskdale Needle - Hard Knott - Yew Bank - Lingcove Beck - Scar Lathing - Lingcove Bridge - Brotherilkeld - Jubilee Bridge

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 13 An Eskdale Trio

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4th May 2016
ASCENT: 3,400 Feet - 1,037 Meters
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Green Crag - Harter Fell (Eskdale) - Hard Knott
ROUTE: Wha House Farm Eskdale - Woolpack Inn - Docktor Bridge - Low Birker - Low Birker Tarn - Green Crag - Long Crag - Harter Fell (Eskdale) - Hardknott Pass - Hard Knott - Great Gill - River Esk - Brotherilkeld - Wha House Farm Eskdale

An Eskdale Trio

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21st May 2011
ASCENT: 3,280 Feet
MILES: 9.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Green Crag, Harter Fell (Eskdale) & Hard Knott

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