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Hard Knott
549m (1802ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Hard Knott as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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(No. 151)

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73rd highest in England,
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64th highest in England,
879th highest in Great Britain

Walk Hard Knott walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Hard Knott Summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd

You can find Hard Knott & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL6 The English Lakes - South Western area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Maps (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


See Hard Knott and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See Hard Knott and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

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See the location of Hard Knott and both walks that climb it on an interactive Google Map


You can walk to the top of Hard Knott by using either of these 2 easy to follow route maps:

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

Richard Marchant walked up on September 17th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked at at a forest car park about 4 miles from Cockley Beck further down in Dunnerdale. From here I walked North up to Hard Knott Pass & across the road up to Hard Knott. I returned to the pass & headed south up on to Harter Fell then on again to Green Cragg. Then from here I headed Eastward across the moor to Dunnerdale Forest & descended back to the car. [with] On my Own [weather] Clear Sunny day with little or no breeze.

Michael Nolan climbed on October 13th, 2021 [from/via/route] hard Knott pass [with] Morag [weather] Drizzled

Christine Shepherd bagged on August 19th, 2009 [from/via/route] Walked from the bottom of Hard Knott Pass Climbed again on 20.11.2021. [with] On my own [weather] Wet & warm

John King hiked on September 4th, 2021 [from/via/route] Hard Knott Pass [weather] Overcast & cool & little wind

John Fenwick summited on September 27th, 2020 [from/via/route] Walked from the wool pack in. Weather was perfect for walking. Followed walk c402 took a couple of wrong turns along the way. [with] Romany [weather] Sunny with some clouds & some wind. - There is no cattle grid top of Hard Knott Pass as stated on the directions. Headed back via roman hill fort from Hard Knott back down road as we ran out of time to finish.

Richard Marshall conquered on August 30th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Woolpack Inn Eskdale [with] Andy Pratt [weather] WarmSunny/Cloudy

Wayne Baxter scaled on August 24th, 2020 [from/via/route] Drove from the Three Shire Stone to Hardnut Pass. Parked Raven Crag. Wlaked to Border end & then onto Hard Knott. Return on same path [with] Sue [weather] Sunny

Dave Eyes walked up on August 22nd, 2020 [from/via/route] Drove up Hard Knott pass & parked at the cairn. Waked in to Hard Knott summit from there [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Cloudy with a bit of Sun. Quite Windy

Paul Macey climbed on July 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] Harter Fell And Green Crag

Andrew Johnson bagged on November 13th, 2019 [from/via/route] Eskdale [weather] Cloudy

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

Hard Knott from above Lingcove Bridge

Hard Knott from above Lingcove Bridge

Photo: David Hayter (385)

Esk Pike and Great Moss (foreground) from Hard Knott

Esk Pike and Great Moss (foreground) from Hard Knott

Photo: David Hayter (200)

Hard Knott from Eskdale

Hard Knott from Eskdale

Photo: Tim Hope (92)

The Scafell Range and Great Moss (foreground) from Hard Knott

The Scafell Range and Great Moss (foreground) from Hard Knott

Photo: David Hayter (199)

Harter Fell (Eskdale) from Hard Knott

Harter Fell (Eskdale) from Hard Knott

Photo: Colin Jenkins (30)

Esk Pike from Hard Knott

Esk Pike from Hard Knott

Photo: David Hayter (198)

Looking south west towards Hard Knott, Harter Fell (Eskdale),  Lingcove Bridge and Eskdale from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Looking south west towards Hard Knott, Harter Fell (Eskdale), Lingcove Bridge and Eskdale from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Graeme Hogg (2)

From left to right: Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Cold Pike, Little Stand and finally the shoulder of Grey Friar from the summit of Hard Knott

From left to right: Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Cold Pike, Little Stand and finally the shoulder of Grey Friar from the summit of Hard Knott

Photo: Colin Jenkins (31)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags (Long Top) from Hard Knott

Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags (Long Top) from Hard Knott

Photo: Colin Jenkins (32)

Harter Fell (Eskdale) (back), Hard Knott and The Lingcove Valley from Bow Fell (Bowfell) summit cairn

Harter Fell (Eskdale) (back), Hard Knott and The Lingcove Valley from Bow Fell (Bowfell) summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (179)

Hard Knott summit cairn - with Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags gracing the skyline

Hard Knott summit cairn - with Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags gracing the skyline

Photo: Colin Jenkins (29)

Hard Knott above Hardknott Pass seen from Harter Fell (Eskdale)

Hard Knott above Hardknott Pass seen from Harter Fell (Eskdale)

Photo: Colin Jenkins (28)

*Northernly Panorama from the summit of Hard Knott featuring Sca Fell, Scafell Pike, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top)

*Northernly Panorama from the summit of Hard Knott featuring Sca Fell, Scafell Pike, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (63)

Hard Knott from Slight Side

Hard Knott from Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (1)


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