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Name:Symonds Knott
Hill number:2361
Height:959.3m / 3147ft
Parent (Ma):2359  Scafell Pike
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Esk (Ravenglass), Catchment Boundaries, Irt
Class:Nuttall, Synge, Subsimm, Buxton & Lewis
(N,Sy,sSim,BL)
Grid ref:NY 20789 06756
Summit feature:cairn on rock
Drop:20.9m
Col:938.4m  NY 2076 0665  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:rocky tor 30m SW at NY 20770 06735 is 2m lower
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Almost certainly climbed this after Broad Stand back in '02 but fancied it again anyway. Easy rising traverse from High Scarth to hit Scafell footpath. Unfortunately mist all the way although some glimpses of the grand rock scenery. Once at the rimed summit of Scafell the mist briefly clearing. Saw the Brocken Spectre from Scafell and Symonds Knott, followed by Scafell for a minute before the curtains closed. On to Cam Spout Crag.Wycombe Wanderer03/12/2019
With Jago, Steve G, Paul and Easby; from the Pike, dropped down Mickledore and Broad Stand to the waterfall route up to Sca Fell. stopping first at Symonds Knott for a first (recorded) ascent for me.stevem7621/09/2019
Up Grains to Esk Hause. Great End, Blunt Top,Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Scafell. Descend SE to return via Knotts of the Tongue to start.Arbie17/09/2019
Ascended via Foxes Tarn, lots of nervous looking folk going down as we were on the way up!DanMaisieBex07/09/2019
From Wha Bridge, Eskdale, via Slight Side and Sca Fell. Very misty on top but Symond's Knott appeared exactly where it was meant to be as I wandered around north of ScaFell. and it was reassuring to see the stones which had been placed on the summit. A long day.ruthatlast04/07/2019
Climbed up from Hardrigg Gill (found unrecorded Aspen). Fantastic weather and walk. With M.Karmakarl22/05/2019
ENGLISH 3000's Started 03:00 Wasdale Head CP with GAVIN SIMPSON > SCAFELL (3162) > SYMONDS KNOTT (3147) > (Lord's Rake) > SCAFELL PIKE (3209) > BROAD CRAG (3069) > ILL CRAG (3054) > Blunt Top > High Raise [High Raise (High White Stones)] > Low White Stones > STEEL FELL [DEAD PIKE - STEEL FELL] > (Dunmail Raise) > HELVELLYN (3117) > HELVELLYN LOWER MAN (3035) >White Side > Raise > Little Dodd (St John's Common) > Calfhow Pike > Clough Head > White Pike > (Threlkeld) > Sale How > SKIDDAW SOUTH TOP (3035) > SKIDDAW MIDDLE TOP (3045) > SKIDDAW (3054) > SKIDDAW NORTH TOP ( 3025) > Broad End > Bakestall finished 23:00 Peter House Farm 36 Miles - 11,721ft ascent (20 hours)Mark A Hartry18/05/2019
7.7 miles, 3941ft Scafell and Scafell Pike walk.stephenbuda13/05/2019
Between Scafell Pike and Scafell.jonglew06/04/2019
From Wasdale NT car park. Solo.Dangerous Dave17/11/2018
From Eskdale: Slight Side, Cam Spot Crag, Sca Fell and Symonds Knot. Hard walk, despite beautiful weather, brilliant visibility and blue skies. 50 mph winds at the top and boggy conditions. Meal in the Woolpack afterwards.Lazylizzie10/10/2018
From Wasdale Head via Lord's Rake with Eoin & Tiarnan WestPete West30/08/2018
Day's walking with Dave M, Chris & Susan in heatwave; circular route from Wasdale Head, via Piers Gill, Lingmell and Lord's Rake (with West Wall Traverse), then on to Scafell.barnz4825/06/2018
Lakes 3000 bagging weekendjmistry8616/06/2018
Wasdale Head NT CP -> Lingmell -> Hollow Stones -< Mickledore -> Foxes Tarn -> Symonds Knott -> Scafell -> Wasldale Head NT CPbriandiggle12/06/2018
From Scafell main summit, with DB. Then descended to Eskdale via Foxes Tarn route and back down dale to Wool Pack Inn.Man of Kernow110/05/2018
from wasdale national trust car park accompanied by nephew Kian until about 300ft short of summit due to snow and ice he sensibly decided to stop for lunch whilst i completed walk solocolinfielding28/03/2018
Great Barrow, Whinscales, Great How, Slight Side, Scafell, Symonds Knottkeithouk28/12/2017
From Scafell summit. Easily identifiable but highest rock debatable between two. And, this is the site to debate the highest lump of rock.Eddie27/10/2017
Started from Wastwater, up the North side of Lingmell Gill, round the side of Lingmell, up the path at GR 2155 0794, Ill Crag, back on same rout to Broad Crag and Sca Fell Pyke (lucky enough to have no clouds on top. On to Symonds Knott (very slow climb as there isn't a path) and Sca Fell. Took the obvious looking path back down, very steep at GR 1917 0674.tsharp09/09/2017
Parked in car park opposite wha house, Cam Spout, Symonds Knott, Scafell, Slight Side. Sunny and fairly warm with excellent clear views from the summits.Fell_wanderer03/09/2017
Via Broad Stand, for the first and last timealda19/06/2017
With Alda surveying tops and cols, up Broad Stand and down via West Wall traverse, back over the Pike before return down Corridor route for pleasantly late finish.nordicstar19/06/2017
Start ~ Brackenclose Car Park. Took a little used route up Hollow Gill on to Green How, a path appears around 600m if you can find it. It takes you straight to the top of Scafell but is somewhat gruelling! Detoured to Symonds Knott before descending south to Slight Side. Continued down before swinging West down Brown Tongue to the Burnmoor Tarn Track to return.steve hudson21/07/2016
From the campsite, direct ascent, tops in cloud. Descended over Scafell and Slight Side.wombourne21/07/2016
With Scafell from EskdaleIainPeeks16/07/2016
1/5 First of Five a Long foggy but rewarding day (Symonds Knott/Scafell/Broad Crag/Ill Crag/Lingmell)Fergalh16/07/2016
From Wasdale Head car park- Scafell, Symonds Knott, Scafell Pike & Lingmell. I was asked for directions three times by semi-lost walkers... Two conclusions: there are clearly a lot of novices tackling Scafell Pike, and I must look like I know what I'm doing.Cas-gwent05/07/2016
19th and penultimate top of the Day on the 4th leg of my alternative Bob Graham's round from the New Dungeon Ghyll hotel in Langdale. I Climbed Kettle Crag , Pike of Blisco, Great Knott, the 5 Crinkles , 2 Shelter crags, Bowfell , Bowfell North top, Esk Pike, Great end, Blunt top, Ill Crag, Broad End and Scafell Pike, descending to Mickledore. I Climbed Broad Stand (compass broken on rock and Garmin gps screen suffered a crack) to emerge a few metres below. the summit of Symonds Knott. Easy onwards route to ScafellDazingdale09/06/2016
C/W round from wasdale head of lingmell, middleboots knotts, round how, great end, blunt top, lll crag, broad crag, scafell pike, pen, symonds knott, scafell, cam spout crag, slight side.robertphillips28/05/2016
Scafell from Boot - up via Slight Side and back via Eskdale Fellnosdrahcir21/04/2016
with RobLouieb7825/03/2016
GCR PupLittledave13/02/2016
From Boot via Burnmoor Tarn, with Penda. Relatively easy going. cloud on top. From col to SK, then Scafell, then Slight Side where the cloud ended. Long flog back to Boot via Eel Tarn. 10.6 miles.beorwulf09/10/2015
eyenose19/09/2015
With Dad/Dave/Billy en route to Dad's Wainwright completion at Slight Side. Circuit from Brotherikeld Farm via upper Eskdale and Cam Spout, returning via Cowcove Beck.andy21/08/2015
Wasdale Head Piers Gill Middleboots Knotts Round How Lingmell Col Hollowstones Mickledore Foxes Tarn Symonds Knott Scafell Lingmell Gill Wasdale HeadAndy Hirst14/07/2015
Symonds Knott, Scafell and Slight Side from Wha House Farm via Mickledore and Lord's Rake.crax7303/07/2015
Eskdale circuit from Jubilee BridgeAjm031007/06/2015
From eskdale via foxes tarnemily04/04/2015
Parked at Brackenclose. Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Symond's Knott, Scafell, Cam Spout Crag, Slight Side and Great How.AlunRees3124/11/2014
Parked at Brackenclose. Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Symond's Knott, Scafell, Cam Spout Crag, Slight Side and Great How.Alunrees3324/11/2014
From small parking area opposite Wha House Farm (NY 20008 00927) - Slight Side - Scafell - Symonds Knott. Stunning views throughout, highly recommended route.david23020102/10/2014
Tidying up stray Nuttalls,missed Symonds Knott on previous 2 visits to Scafell.Wasdale Head-Brackenclose-Symonds Knott-Scafell-Brackenclose-Wasdale Head. With Stu K.MorecambeMonkey13/09/2014
Ascent from Eskdale (Boot Inn) via coffin rout. Large boulders have to be negotiated to get to the summit. Great weather but mist descended just as we got to the top.Cicatrice09/09/2014
From Eskdale Railway car park up to Great How then on to Slight Side (nice top) before the slog up Scafell. Did Symonds Knott 30 years on, then down the scree path and back out by the coffin route. Good overhead conditions.SS24/08/2014
Last top of a 10 hour sweltering day! Started up Styhead to Looking Steads on Glaramara, then back to Round How before scrambling up to Broad Crag & Scafell Pike. Then dow to the tarn and up Lord's Rake. Feel I must have done this one before. Just Pillar Rock to do to finish the Nuttalls now.signyred26/07/2014
A quick walk over from the main summit then down to find Lords Rakebardolph16/06/2014
On a walk up Scafell then Scafell Pike via Lord's Rake. Wrenched my shoulder somewhat down Foxes Tarn, but had to get the Pike in!CharlieRose15/06/2014
Climbed via Lords Rakespare.tyres10/06/2014