Gibson Knott

Gibson Knott summit with Steel Fell
Gibson Knott summit with Steel Fell

Walks By Keyword / Analysis: Cumbria, Gibson Knott, Lake District

A Few Facts About Gibson Knott

Location -
Gibson Knott is a fell in the Central Fells of the Lake District on the ridge between Greenburn and Far Easedale. Between Calf Crag and Helm Crag the ridge narrows to perhaps a hundred yards in width gradually curving to the south east on its one and a half mile course. There are several tops on this section Gibson Knott being halfway along. The fell is most commonly climbed as part of the Greenburn Round which follows a good path but ascents from Grasmere via either flank of Bracken Hause are also possible.

Summit And View -
There being a couple of rocky knolls of similar height the summit point could be debated but custom and practice has resulted in a cairn on the western outcrop. There is an all round view although perhaps not as expansive as could be expected from the centre of the District. It can be improved slightly by moving east along the ridge.
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Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Central Fell, Fellranger, Synge, Wainwright

Hill / Mountain Details