Arnside Knott

Start point: Arnside Knott NT car park (SD 449 774)

Arnside Knott

Distance: 1 mile     Total Ascent:50 metres     Time Taken: 20 minutes

Weather: Grey and overcast, 19oC.

Sleepy Arnside lies just outside the south-eastern boundary of the Lake District National Park (think Grange-over-Sands on Mogadon) so I thought I would pay a visit as I was over that way this morning. Arnside Knott has come to prominence since May this year when it was promoted to Marilyn status (Marilyn’s are a list of hills which have a relative height of 150m, regardless of absolute height or other merit. The name is a pun from the Scottish Munroe’s) and is indeed the lowest summit in England at 159.1 metres. How did it become a ‘new’ summit? – read here.

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