Swainson Knott

Height: 341 metres / 1118 feet Grid reference: NY 07953 08352

Angus on the summit of Swainson Knott

Angus on the summit of Swainson Knott

Ponsonby Fell

Start point: Blengdale (NY 085 053)

Blengdale – Ponsonby Fell (405) (OF) Stone Pike (406) Swainson Knott (407) – Blengdale

Distance: 7.3 miles     Total Ascent: 382 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 15 minutes

Weather: Generally clear with sunny intervals. 15°C.

Today’s walk was from Blengdale on the very western edge of the Lake District at Gosforth up to Ponsonby Fell, a Wainwright Outlying fell and later we had another short walk to Cold Fell from Coldfell Gate. Wainwright said of Ponsonby Fell ‘There are no fells not worth climbing, but Ponsonby Fell is very nearly in this category…’. Personally I think he must have gone up there on a bad day because there are some good views with an interesting perspective of the Scafells. See what you think…