886 Farleton Knott

Just before you turn off the M6 for the Lake District, there's a striking fell rising on your right. We had seen it countless times and kept saying we must go there, but with the high fells beckoning it always got left for another day. Well Farleton Knott, with its white cliffs and acres of limestone pavement rising steeply above grassland and ash woodland in dazzling splendour, is most definitely worth a visit. And what's more you will almost certainly have it all to yourself. On our last visit we met only two people and there aren't many places in the Lakes you can say that about.

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LOCATION: North east of Carnforth
START: Leave M6 at Junction 35 and drive through Burton-in-Kendal. Turn right, signed Clawthorpe, and park before top of hill
Grid ref: SD552787 Postcode: LA6 2PJ
DISTANCE: 7 miles
GRADE: Moderate with a short narrow section above a steep drop
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer OL English Lakes, South eastern area Landranger 97
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Hutton Roof, Holme Park Fell, Newbiggin Crags, Raven Scout, Lupton Beck

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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