Hard Knott

Hard Knott Summit
Hard Knott Summit

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A Few Facts About Hard Knott

Summit And View -
Hard Knott (which is located at the head of Eskdale) reaches a height of 549 metres (1,801 feet) the summit knoll bearing a cairn. There are other named tops on the ridge in addition to the summit with Yew Bank to the north and Border End to the south. Hard Knott is famous for its superb view of the Scafell massif to the north while Harter Fell dominates the vista to the south. For a fabulous view of Eskdale it is recommended that the walker visits Border End half a mile to the south of the main summit.

Ascent -
Hard Knott is usually climbed from the top of the Hardknott Pass where there are several parking spaces. It is also possible to begin the ascent from the foot of the pass in Eskdale although this will triple the length of the walk and the height gained.
Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Dewey, Fellranger, HuMP, Marilyn, Southern Fell, Synge, Wainwright

Hill / Mountain Details