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School Knott
232m (761ft)

The Southern Marches, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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The Lake District National Park


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OL7 The English Lakes - South Eastern area


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96 Barrow-in-Furness & South Lakeland


97 Kendal & Morecambe, Windermere & Lancaster


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You can walk to the top of School Knott by using either of these 2 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c185 School Knott and The Dales Way from Ings

Easy walking on clear paths

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:531ft (246m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 3 Icon (Easy)
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Walk c255 Orrest Head and School Knott from Windermere

A gentle stroll to fine views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:787ft (240m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 4 Icon (Moderate)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited School Knott Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged School Knott

Trevor Williams walked up School Knott on October 22nd, 2021 [from/via/route] Windermere [with] paul [weather] good

Simon Myerscough climbed School Knott on January 13th, 2019 [from/via/route] C185 from Ings [with] Joanne Myerscough [weather] Occasional drizzle, sometimes heavy getting brighter in afternoon - extremely windy & gusty

Dave Gay bagged School Knott on March 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] Route as in Wainwrights Outlying Fells book, School Knott, Grandsire & the nameless Cleabarrow Hill. [with] Solo - 10.33 Oxenholme to Windermere (09.16 from Manchester)....back on the 13.44 from Windermere

Lorraine Parkinson hiked School Knott on April 8th, 2015 [with] Hubby, and family [weather] Various - Walked countless times

Clive Ward summited School Knott on April 12th, 2015 [from/via/route] Main road near Windermere golf club [with] On my own. [weather] Mixed sun & cloud. Cool - Looking after Isla at lodge

Cheryl Hawkes conquered School Knott on July 31st, 2014 [from/via/route] Ings - Dales Way - Hag End - Scholl Knott - Whasdike [with] Steve

Christine Shepherd scaled School Knott on February 2nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Walked from Ings [with] On my own [weather] Very cold but bright & sunny - A lovely gentle walk on a gloriously sunny winter's day

Ray O'hara walked up School Knott on February 22nd, 2012 [from/via/route] Windemere [weather] Torrential rain, below the cloud base though. - On a nice day, this would have been a pleasant walk.

Ian Park climbed School Knott on January 28th, 2012 [from/via/route] From the Water Mill at Ings via the bowland way [with] Mrs Carole Park's birthday outing [weather] Frosty

Paul Booth, Peter Thwaites, Louise Sandwith, Jack Broughton, Mark Davidson, Jan Dixon and Jeanette Coward have all walked, climbed & bagged School Knott.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of School Knott

Rocky outcrop marking the summit of School Knott

Rocky outcrop marking the summit of School Knott

Photo: Andy Lyons (97)

Lake Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere from the summit of School Knott

Lake Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere from the summit of School Knott

Photo: Andy Lyons (98)

Lake Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere from School Knott

Lake Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere from School Knott

Photo: Andy Lyons (99)

The Dales Way South of Ings on the way to School Knott

The Dales Way South of Ings on the way to School Knott

Photo: Craig Bowe (1)

Lone tree beside the small lake on the Dales way south west of School Knott

Lone tree beside the small lake on the Dales way south west of School Knott

Photo: Andy Lyons (102)

Approaching the top of School Knott

Approaching the top of School Knott

Photo: Andy Lyons (96)

Lake Windermere from School Knott summit

Lake Windermere from School Knott summit

Photo: Craig Bowe (4)

Windermere from School Knott

Windermere from School Knott

Photo: Christine Shepherd (76)

Small lake on the Dales way south west of School Knott

Small lake on the Dales way south west of School Knott

Photo: Andy Lyons (101)

School Knott summit

School Knott summit

Photo: Andy Lyons (100)


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