8th April 2006

A short walk up Knock Murton


Walk Overview
Time 11.00 to 12.10
Duration 1 hr 10 min
Distance 2.6 mile
Ascent 853 ft
Walking with On my own
Felldyke - Knock Murton - Harris Side - Felldyke
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Felldyke, Lamplugh

Found on the quieter western edge of the Lake District, there never seems to be problem getting parked here. Perhaps this is a result of the limited number of fells that can be reached from here. Having said that, the walks that can be done from here are fantastic.

Parking is free.


Route Map

The track from Feldyke car park. The route I took turns right just before reaching the gate and follows the line of the trees.
The forecast wasn't great for today and I'd had two emails recently from people asking how to reach Knock Murton without needing to go into the woods, so I thought I'd have a short walk up this fell, which is actually one of the closest to where I live

The first fence is reached within a couple of minutes walk of the gate in the previous photo. Turn left after crossing the fence.

Looking towards the coast.

This picture shows the section of the tree line above Foumart Gill.

The little stile found about half way along the trees in the previous photo.
Turn left at the end of the trees (see next photo).


And there it is, Knock Murton.
Cross the stile next to the trees and then take any route you like to the highest point in this picture.

Looking back to the stile in the previous photo. There is actually an narrow path to the summit from here, but soon after this spot it seems to disappear from sight for a while. A straight line route to the top is just as good as trying to keep to this path.

Fresh snow on Great Borne, taken from Knock Murton summit.
Ennerdale Water can be seen on the right of the picture.

Knock Murton summit carins and shelter.
The wind was howling on here and I could see the rain moving in fast from the west coast.

A close up of Crag Fell & Grike (yesterdays walk) seen across Ennerdale Water. The highest point in the middle of the picture is Lank Rigg.

Ennerdale Water from the route off Knock Murton. A couple of minutes after taking this picture it was bucketing down.

Feeding time for one of the counties youngest residents.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks