Knock Murton and Cogra Moss

Name of walk Knock Murton and Cogra Moss
Date of walk 2019-10-28

On Monday I drove with Ged via the Corney and Cold Fell roads to Ennerdale Bridge, turning right in Kirklands to the road that leads along the west face of Knock Murton. It was a beautiful blue sky day. We planned to walk up Knock Murton and do a circuit of Cogra Moss. We had not been to here for six years when we walked from Loweswater over Blake Fell and back.  Today’s walk would be six miles.

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Knock Murton from the road. I parked in a lay-by on the main road on the right. The track up is just after the next gate.

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Iron mine railway embankment in Leaps Beck Valley.

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And again from the track up Knock Murton.

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Looking over to the Isle Of man.

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View across the Solway Firth to the Scottish mountains.

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Heading up.

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The summit shelters. One contains a man and his dog from Kirkland. Maiden Pap and Criffel on the horizon.

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The summit cairn with Blake Fell beyond.

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Looking down on Cogra Moss. Owsen Fell and Burnbank Fell are directly across.

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The north face of Knock Murton is steep, there is no way down here.

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Two photo panorama of Cogra Moss. Left click to enlarge, click again to return. To the right of Burnbank Fell is Sharp Knott, then Blake Fell. We will walk all the way around the water.

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I wore my thermal winter trousers today, which I was glad of, as it was cold up here.

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Ged tries the shelter for size.

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Looking over to Gavel Fell. To the right is Red Pike and High Stile, and the tip of Great Gable.

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Two photo panorama of Ennerdale Water against the sun. Left click to enlarge and click again to return. Great Bourne and Bowness Knott on this side of the lake. Haycock, Caw and Crag Fell on the other.

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Three photo panorama north. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.

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We head steeply down to the tree line and skirt the edge back down to the main forestry path.

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At the top of the hill we take the small track on the left down to Cogra Moss.

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Horses down on the main track.

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Almost on the main path. We will do a clockwise circuit.

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A fisherman out in the water.

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Casting.

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We head through the gate at the far end.

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A pity this route out to the island is no longer fit for purpose.

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Knock Murton looms. I spot two seats by the water's edge, that would do for a lunch spot. As I approach from behind a big black lab sits up.

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He belongs to the fisherman out in the water, and is very pleased to see us, insisting on licking me!

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I doubt we would be able to eat lunch in peace so we decide to move on to the far end of the water.

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A pity as the view was super!

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Pine cones.

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Knock Murton.

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We have lunch sat on some cut tree stumps.

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Ged leaving our lunch spot just off the main path.

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We pass the far end again and head towards Felldyke.

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View back.

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The Scottish hills were still very clear to the naked eye.

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....and what are your thoughts on a General Election?

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Out on the road we head back to the car.

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I took this photo on the drive back home on the Corney Fell Road, always a good view.

An easy walk with excellent views. The walk took us four hours and fifteen minutes, but we were in no rush. We stopped at the Fox and Hounds in Ennerdale Bridge on the way home for a coffee.

Jo.

 

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