28th November 2004

A change of plan on Gibson Knott.


Walk Overview
Time 09.00 to 13.15
Duration 4 hr 15 min
Distance 8.4 mile
Ascent 1946 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Grasmere - Helm Crag - Gibson Knott - Greenburn - A591 - Grasmere (lake) - Grasmere
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces opposite Grasmere Church

This is one for the early bird or for the very lucky I'm afraid. Opposite the church there about half a dozen parking spaces all of which fill up very quickly, and as fast as one becomes empty during the day someone else is ready to take advantage.

On the plus side, the homesty box belonging to the church asks far less for a days parking than the national trust or the council.


Route Map

Looking across to Sour Milk Gill from the path up to Helm Crag.

Seat Sandal and Dunmail Raise also from the path up to Helm Crag.
A fresh covering of snow can be seen on the Helvellyn Fells to the left of Seat Sandal.

Steel Fell from the top of Helm Crag.
The wind was very strong by now, blowing sideways across the ridge. It was almost impossible to hold the camera steady.

Easedale Tarn in the middle of the picture with Blea Rigg on its left and Tarn Crag on its right, seen from Helm Crag.
The pointed fell at the back of the picture is Harrison Stickle.

Gibson Knott from the path from Helm Crag.
It was at this point we decided that fighting against the wind was spoiling the walk. so rather than continue around to Calf Crag and Steel Fell we thought it best to double back from Gibson Knott to Bracken Hause and then drop down into Greenburn.

Gibson Knott looking across to the Helvellyn fells.

Looking down towards Dunmail Raise from the route down to Greenburn.

Steel Fell and Greenburn.

Looking back up the route to Bracken Hause.

Helm Crag's Lion and the Lamb.

Grasmere seen from next to the A591.

This seagull joined us while we were having something to eat next to the weir.

Seat Sandal, Stone Arthur and Great Rigg from Grasmere shoreline.

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Lake District Walks