Blawith Knott to Tottlebank Heights

Name of walk Blawith Knott to Tottlebank Heights
Date of walk 2021-03-29

For our first walk together for four months Ged and I headed for Grizebeck and the A5092, turning off on the road sign-posted to Woodland, between Beanthwaite and Gawthwaite. It is a long, narrow, single track road. There is a parking spot directly opposite the Giant’s Grave, but we parked further up the hill, where there is room for several cars. It also gives a great view of the walk ahead.

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View of Blawith Knott from our parking spot. You can see the grassy route up.

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We walk down the hill to the Giant's Grave, the route up is just beside it.

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Motor bike tracks have churned up the paths. View back to our parking spot on the left.

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The first cairn with Scafell Pike in the distance.

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The second cairn on Blawith Knott.

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We head for the tarn.

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Angus Tarn (Lang Tarn).

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We head further north and decide to go as far as Wool Knott ahead. It looks down on Beacon Tarn.

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We reach the heavily churned up track and turn left for Wool Knott.

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We head up the track for Beacon Tarn. Once we reach the tree we head right, for the summit of Wool Knott.

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Wool Knott summit with Beacon Tarn below.

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Beacon Fell on the right. Behind me is Dow Crag and Coniston Old Man.

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Beautiful today!

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We head down to the tarn.

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Our lunch spot.

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We head back the way we came over to Tottlebank Heights. We meet Ged's neighbours also out on a walk. Photo taken from the climb up looking back.

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Heading for the summit cairn.

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Tottlebank Heights summit cairn.

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A bit of Coniston Water peeking out right of Beacon Fell.

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Burney Fell.

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Looking back to Blawith Knott.

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Less said the better!

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Last look at the summit view then we head down to the track.

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View back along the track to the farm.

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Just follow the track, keeping right at a junction.

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Now back at the road. We walk back up the hill to where we have parked.

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We stop and view three tarns on the way back.

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View from our parking spot.

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Closer view.

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We park up opposite Burney Tarn and follow the wall to it.

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Burney Tarn.

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Burney Fell behind Ged.

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We head back to the road.

This walk was a variation of Wainwright’s Outlying Fell Walk, with the addition of Wool Knott. The walk was about five miles and took two hours and fifty minutes. It was good to finally get up some little fells!

Jo.

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