School Knott

There was just time for a short walk up to School Knott this morning in somewhat dull weather. The promised brightness didn’t materialise but the colours on display from the flora on the walk made up for that.

School Knott and Grandsire

Today was the complete opposite of Tuesday’s walk up to Red Screes; the sky was grey, not blue and there were frequent showers. I decided to stay low and have an easy walk around School Knott and Grandsire and although here wasn’t too much in the way of views today, it was still worth the effort for a quick walk close to base camp Love the Lakes.

School Knott

It was completely miserable this morning with incessant rain which meant I didn’t fancy the high fells at all. I had a local walk up to School Knott from Cleabarrow which is an easy and gentle amble across rolling, grassy paths. I walked part of the route with a lady who recognised Casper and Dougal not from this site, but from Lancashire Life magazine. Little Dougal showed an impressive turn of speed racing her dog around – like Usain Bolt cruising he was today.

School Knott

It is ages since I have been up to School Knott, 5 years in fact which I can hardly believe. I guess when they are right on your doorstep you tend to pass them by. There are lovely views from here and it was worth a visit today as Bowness and Windermere seemed to be the only places with any sunshine or views, the rest of the lakes was covered in low lying cloud and there were lots of showers around. Young Dougal had another outing, I love to see him running free – it’s how a dog should be.

School Knott

Today’s walk follows Wainwright’s School Knott chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 30.