507 Brant Fell & School Knott

Brant is an old Cumbrian word for steep so it's no surprise to find yourself a bit out of puff on the ascent, but from the top there's one of the best views in Lakeland for a fell of such modest elevation. The nearby rocky knoll of School Knott has a birds-eye panorama of Windermere town, while its own little tarn, overlooked by a handful of conifers, mirrors the sky. It's well worth the effort, for within minutes you have climbed away from the tourist crowds of Bowness to sample the delights of the real Lakeland.

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LOCATION: South Lakes
START: Bowness Bay, Glebe Road car park, off A592
Grid ref: SD398966 Postcode: LA233HE
DISTANCE: 6.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - English Lakes, South Eastern area Landranger 96
REFRESHMENTS: Bowness-on-Windermere
EN ROUTE: Dales Way, Cleabarrow, Old Droomer

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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