25th September 2004

Knock Murton and Blake Fell.

 

Walk Overview
Details
Time 13.30 to 16.35
Duration 3 hr 5 min
Distance 5.6 mile
Ascent 2182 ft
Walking with On my own
Route
Felldyke - Knock Murton - Low Pen - High Pen - Blake Fell - Sharp Knott - Cogra Moss - Rakegill Beck - Felldyke
 
Fells visited
 
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Felldyke, Lamplugh

Found on the quieter western edge of the Lake District, there never seems to be problem getting parked here. Perhaps this is a result of the limited number of fells that can be reached from here. Having said that, the walks that can be done from here are fantastic.

Parking is free.

 

Route Map
 
 
Photos

Knock Murton summit looking towards Great Borne. The fell in the middle of the picture which looks a though it has the sun shining on it is Starling Dodd.
After a wet start to the day I decided to wait until the afternoon and do a local walk.Knock Murton summit looking towards Great Borne. The fell in the middle of the picture which looks a though it has the sun shining on it is Starling Dodd.
After a wet start to the day I decided to wait until the afternoon and do a local walk.

Ennerdale, Anglers Crag and Crag Fell from Knock Murton summit.

Knock Murton's summit shelter.
For such a small and out of the way fell someone has put a great deal of effort into the shelter. You could find shelter hear regardless of the wind direction, due to its elaborate shape.

Looking over Banna Fell to Ennerdale with Bowness Knott and Herdus on the right, Anglers Crag and Crag Fell are on the right.

One of the many moss covered trees along the path through the woods on Knock Murton.
Walking through the woods really was as dark as it looks in this photo. It took me ages to walk from Knock Murton down to the main forestry path at the bottom of Low Pen. The path was very steep and overgrown and because of the rain we've had, it was almost impossible to walk down the center of the path without slipping. It was as difficult as walking down loose scree, but not being able to stand up straight.

Cogra Moss from the path up to Low Pen.
The shadows that are just visible in the background are the Scottish hills on the other side of the Solway Firth.

High Pen.
The path I followed is on the left hand side of the fence running up the fell.

Knock Murton and Cogra Moss from High Pen.

Black Crag, Hen Comb in the middle of the picture and the High Stile fells under cloud. The dark fell at the back of the picture is Fleetwith Pike.

Carling Knott, Mellbreak and the Grasmoor fells from just below Blake Fell summit.

Cogra Moss and Knock Murton from Blake Fell summit.

The Western and North Western fells under cloud. The Lake in the middle of the picture is Buttermere. From Blake Fell summit.

From Blake Fell summit looking over Mellbreak and Crummock Water to the Grasmoor fells.

Cogra Moss as seen across the scar left by the tree felling.

Cogra Moss. Looking back to the point where the previous picture was taken from.

The outflow from Cogra Moss.



David Hall -
Lake District Walks