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Symonds Knott
959m (3147ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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3rd highest in England,
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Walk Symonds Knott walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

The view from the summit of Symonds Knott

Photo: Greg Campbell

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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


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89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


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

Kevin Foster walked up on May 19th, 2022 [from/via/route] National Trust car park, Brackenclose, Wasdale Head. [with] By myself. [weather] Early cloud on Scafells lifting by midday then sunny. - After the summit I crossed the flat col to the subsidiary peak of Symond's Knot which sits right above the steep northern Craggs of Scafell. I took a peak over but didn't get too near the edge. Nine tops in all bagged today & all the southern fells done. Exhausted but happy.

Simon Myerscough climbed on April 18th, 2006 [from/via/route] C271 [weather] Cloudy first, sunny later, Very very windy (hailstones)

Mark Davidson bagged on November 9th, 2002 [with] Anne S, Sally, Tony & the gang etc [weather] Clear for November

Tony Rogerson hiked on June 23rd, 2011 [from/via/route] Eskdale Symonds Knott Sca Fell & Slight Side [weather] Low cloud

Darren Mortimer summited on April 4th, 2015 [from/via/route] Eskdale [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Warm & sunny

Andrew Joss conquered on June 8th, 2013 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head NT car park [with] Mick [weather] Warm with sun & clouds - Nice view towards Scafell Pike

Ray O'hara scaled on June 13th, 2011 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head, Slight Side, Scafell, Symonds Knott, Illgill Head, Whin Rigg [weather] Clear & dry, below the cloud base - Very nice walk

Christine Shepherd walked up on August 16th, 2005 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] On my own [weather] Hazy & humid

Leon Potts, Louise Sandwith, Craig Lewis and Adrian Roberts have all walked, climbed & bagged Symonds Knott.

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

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit cairn on Crinkle Crags (South Top)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit cairn on Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (168)

The Scafel Massive featuring Ling Mell, Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell above Wast Water from Buckbarrow

The Scafel Massive featuring Ling Mell, Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell above Wast Water from Buckbarrow

Photo: Chris Brankin (38)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag - from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag - from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (180)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit of Little Stand

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit of Little Stand

Photo: Alan Wainwright (166)

Symonds Knott and Sca Fell from Scafell Pike

Symonds Knott and Sca Fell from Scafell Pike

Photo: Craig Carter (20)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (171)

Wast Water with the Scafel Massive (far left- featuring Ling Mell, Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell) and Illgill Head (centre) and Whin Rigg (centre right) above the Wast Water screes from Buckbarrow

Wast Water with the Scafel Massive (far left- featuring Ling Mell, Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell) and Illgill Head (centre) and Whin Rigg (centre right) above the Wast Water screes from Buckbarrow

Photo: Chris Brankin (37)

The Scafell Massif - Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag & Great End - with Bow Fell (Bowfell) in the right foreground from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)

The Scafell Massif - Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag & Great End - with Bow Fell (Bowfell) in the right foreground from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (182)

Looking down Mosedale to Wasdale Head from Little Scoat Fell with Red Pike (Wasdale) on the right in shadow and the Scafell Massif (featuring Great End, Broad Crag, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell) across the valley

Looking down Mosedale to Wasdale Head from Little Scoat Fell with Red Pike (Wasdale) on the right in shadow and the Scafell Massif (featuring Great End, Broad Crag, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell) across the valley

Photo: Rob Barklamb (48)

Lone fell walker on Scafell Pike with Symonds Knott and Sca Fell (left), Wast Water and Seatallen (right) beyond

Lone fell walker on Scafell Pike with Symonds Knott and Sca Fell (left), Wast Water and Seatallen (right) beyond

Photo: Craig Carter (28)

Symonds Knott from Mickledore

Symonds Knott from Mickledore

Photo: Craig Carter (29)


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