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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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Wainwright
(No. 151)

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English Dewey
73rd highest in England,
165th in England & Wales

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English Marilyn
64th highest in England,
879th highest in Great Britain

Hard Knott is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Maps 89 & 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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

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

John Fenwick climbed 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 bagged on August 30th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Woolpack Inn Eskdale [with] Andy Pratt [weather] WarmSunny/Cloudy

Wayne Baxter hiked 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 summited 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 conquered on July 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] Harter Fell And Green Crag

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

Elaine Evans walked up on October 21st, 2019 [from/via/route] From Hardknott Pass to summit of Hardknott & return. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Beautiful, dry & sunny. - Finally! After six years Sue & I have completed the 214 Wainwrights in The Lake District, something I could never have imagined possible a few years ago. Christine - thank you for your support & the bubbly at the summit, I'll return the favour in a few months! Sue - thank you for your company, your patience & your perseverance - we did it!

Phillip Bulley climbed on July 11th, 2019 [from/via/route] From the top of hard knott pass. [with] Ruby. [weather] Raining & cloudy absolutely no views.

Chris Sheard bagged on April 7th, 2019 [from/via/route] Up from Eskdale [with] George [weather] Started murky with light winds finished clear & fabulous - Well this was a funny one. Started in our mind as a get out of way only to find it was fantastic. Did the fort first then lunch looking at Sca fells, Bow fell - i am sure this is one i will do again

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

Hard Knott from Slight Side

Hard Knott from Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (1)

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

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

Photo: Colin Jenkins (28)

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)

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 from Eskdale

Hard Knott from Eskdale

Photo: Tim Hope (92)

Esk Pike and Great Moss (foreground) from Hard Knott

Esk Pike and Great Moss (foreground) from Hard Knott

Photo: David Hayter (200)

*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)

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

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

Photo: David Hayter (199)

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)

Esk Pike from Hard Knott

Esk Pike from Hard Knott

Photo: David Hayter (198)

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)

Harter Fell (Eskdale) from Hard Knott

Harter Fell (Eskdale) from Hard Knott

Photo: Colin Jenkins (30)

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)


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