Threlkeld Knotts

Height: 514 metres / 1686 feet Grid reference: NY 33016 23023

Blencathra from Threlkeld Knotts

Blencathra from Threlkeld Knotts

Clough Head via Fisher’s Wife Rake

Start point: Wanthwaite (NY 316 232)

Wanthwaite – Fisher’s Wife’s Rake – Jim’s Fold – Clough Head – Red Screes – Threlkeld Knotts Wanthwaite 

Distance: 3.5 miles     Total Ascent: 601 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 30 minutes     Start Time: 12:25

Weather: Sunny and warm. 15ºC

It was a dogless walk today as I took the opportunity to get up to Clough Head in sunny weather with Robin. We ascended by the steep Fisher’s Wife’s Rake and descended by the even steeper Red Screes north face of Clough Head. Looking around, there were a few fells that were in and out of cloud and I think we caught best part of the day as well.

Threlkeld Knotts

Start point: Wanthwaite (NY 315 232)

Wanthwaite – Threlkeld Knotts (535) – Wanthwaite

Distance: 2.2 miles     Total Ascent: 365 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour

Weather: Dull. 14ºC.

It has been wall to wall sunshine all week, with lovely blue skies and brilliant days to be out walking – not for me though, unfortunately; I did manage to find a spare couple of hours today for a walk up to Threlkeld Knotts bit it’s a bit of a shame the weather has taken a turn for the worse. Great to be out once again though even if the views weren’t stunning today – this is an area on the end of the Helvellyn ridge which offers really good views of Skiddaw and Blencathra and is famous for its granite mines and quarries.

The Dodds

Wanthwaite – Threlkeld KnottsClough Head (113) – Calfhow PikeLittle Dodd (St John’s Common) – Great Dodd (114) – Watson’s Dodd (115) – Great Dodd – Randerside – Mariel Bridge – Old Coach Road – Wanthwaite