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Name:Bowness Knott
Hill number:3805
Height:333m / 1093ft
Parent (Ma):2381  High Stile [Grey Crag - High Stile]
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Calder & Ehen
Class:Tump (300-399m), Birkett, Synge
(Tu,3,B,Sy)
Grid ref:NY 11221 15554
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:41m
Col:292m  NY115156  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89
(1:25k) OL4S 303
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 178 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Brown How but fence and cleared forest to cross - route 34 in Cicerone's West Lakeland Short Walks no longer exists on the ground. Descent path leads to quarry and then dull forest track to lakeside.milimana07/10/2019
From Brown How through deep heather and brushwood and being careful not to tread on birch saplings. Predictably fine view. On to Herdus.Wycombe Wanderer21/09/2019
From Bowness Knot car parkSlash315/09/2019
Started & finished at YHA Black SailAJWSmith02/08/2019
Parked at the lower car park for a 28 mile circular walk. First I climbed Grike (488m), across to Lank Rigg (541m), Whoap (511m), and Crag Fell (522m) before descending back to the lake via the Crag Fell Pinnacles and Angler's Crag. From there completed the full loop of Ennerdale as far as Black Sail Hut and finished with a climb up Bowness Knott (333m).meltdiceburg23/06/2019
Rake Gill -> Bowness Knott -> Herdus -> Great Borne -> Starling Dodd -> Little Dodd -> Forest -> Rake Gillbriandiggle11/06/2018
From Ennerdale water a round of Bowness Knott, Brown How, Herdus, Gale Fell, Little Dodd and Lingmell.rhalstead31/03/2018
Small pull-in for couple of cars at NY 1096 1596. Good path all the way up with stile at NY 1137 1585. Returned to the stile then up onto Brown How.jonglew17/03/2018
Bowness Knott car park - N. to bend in road & up good path towards col between Bowness Knott & Brown How - Over stile & then decent path to summit cairn. Continued to Brown How. (PM)gerrybowes08/11/2017
From 110159 a rapid ascent. Great views in clear conditions. With GB.bolton08/11/2017
Round of Bowness Knott,Brown Howe,Great Bourne,Starling Dodd,Little Dodd. In atrocious weather (50+mph winds & heavy rain) on way to Black Sail YHA.garyhoney13/10/2017
Bowness Knott - Brown How - Great Borne - Starling Dodd - Little Dodd on the way to Black Sail YHA. Rain, wind and limited visibility.wozzat13/10/2017
A nice round of fells starting with Bowness Knott and finishing on Little Dodd.Alan Caine16/09/2017
Road - Bowness Knott - Brown How - Great Borne - Herdus - Gavel Fell - High, Low Pen - Godworth - Kelton Fell - Knock Murton - High Hows - Owsen Fell - Burnbank Fell - Carling Knott - Loweswater End - LoweswaterMark Jackson15/08/2017
Round of Bowness Knott,Brown Howe,Herdus,Great Bourne,Gale Fell,Starling Dodd,Little Dodd.Fabulous blue sky day with snow on the tops,bliss.jocks127/03/2017
Dave and I started from Bowness carpark. We walked back along the road a few hyndred metres then up to Boness Knot and Brown How. We followed the path up Rake Beck ravine then walked to Herdus and Great Borne summits. We crossed Gale Fell on the way to Starling Dodd then dropped down Dodsgill Beck to Gillerthwaite YHA and walked out along the lakeside road. Good weather - no wind, sunny, high cloud.Skip26/03/2017
Circular walk with 5 others from car park via Bowness Knott and Smithy Beck trail.Excellent views.catman15/10/2016
From Car Parkroute68527/07/2016
Round of Starling Dodd, Gale Fell, Gt Bourne, Herdus, Brown How, Bowness Knott, Banna Fells, Floutern Cop, Hen Comb and Little from 77 bus stop at Buttermere to Loweswater.Eddie23/07/2016
With Mick and AlfBillyP15/03/2016
Bowness Knott, Brown Howe, Herdus, Great Borne, Starling Dodd Red Pike out and back to Dodd, Ennerdale, Lingmell then lakeside path past Anglers Crag to car parkrobert08/09/2015
From bend in road to NW, stile and path lead round wood to near col, then up. Glorious chilly morning, bracken low down sopping with condensation. Across flattened trees then to Brown How.Aye Jimmy06/09/2015
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave05/09/2015
Parking at roadside for two cars by the gate/stile and path leading up to the col between Brown How and Bowness Knott. An easy walk up cropped grass and through bracken, took opportunity to go left and to col between Brown Howe and Grt Borne, over Brown howe and through remants of cut spruce easily to Bowness Knott. Lovely viewpoint from latter along Ennerdale Water and hills beyond to Pillar. Save for a good day.nordicstar04/07/2015
solo, after Great Borne etc..Lou13/06/2015
Ennerdale Bridge to Black Sailchrisj196528/05/2015
BIRKETT WESTERN FELLS HIG 1. Started Bowness Knott car park. Bowness Knott - Brown How - Herdus - Great Borne - Gale fell (didnt go to summit of this lump)- Starling Dodd - Little Dodd. Weather.Weather Good.Hill Wanderer13/05/2015
Easy parking on the roadside due west of the hill. Climb the stile and pick up a good path all the way to the summit. Stile leads walkers across the fenceline.moorsman08/05/2015
Rake Beck Brown How Bowness Knotts Rake BeckAndy Hirst05/09/2014
Sunny, hot. Birkett walk inc. Great Borne, Starling Dodd.hlpahamp26/08/2014
Parked at Bowness Knott Car Park > Gillerthwaite > Little Dodd (Ennerdale) > Starling Dodd > Gale Fell East Top > Gale Fell > Great Borne > Herdus > Brown How (Ennerdale) > BOWNESS KNOTT heather and blueberry summit topped with a small pile of stones... this area has certainly changed since I was last here in May 2008 ... where did all the trees go! > Bowness Knott Car ParkTony Hartry II11/06/2014
Circular walk to mop up outstanding tops on this ridge. Bowness Knott, Brown How (take path that heads east from near Bowness Knott summit - it does bend north to a stile over the fence making the shortest route to Brown How) Herdus, Great Borne, Gale Fell, Gale Fell East Top, Starling Dodd, Little Dodd, Red Pike, Dodd, Red Pike, unrelenting steep descent to youth hostel (never did find the path shown on the OS map)ijpowell29/05/2014
from ennerdale carparkiannotts29/05/2014
From NW, good path to summit RHW31/08/2013
With Neil, Emma and Cabe. Brown How, Bowness Knott, Great Borne and Herdus.simon and co04/06/2012
Birketts 2nd roundDave Geere12/05/2012
From Bowness Knott CPAnduril27/04/2012
Great Bourne, Starling Dodd; Bowness Knott, Brown How, Herdus, Gale Fell, Little Doddronaldo33322/12/2011
walk-starling doddbabsjess13/07/2011
Mike WDuncanH22/03/2011
DebsMountain Goat26/08/2010
Heather top defended by felled plantation very rough. Handy pull in on the road at Rake Beck by the stile for the path between Bowness Knott and Brown How.mick01/08/2009
22 Km walk including, Bowness Knott, Brown How, Herdus, Great Borne, Starling Dodd, Little Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile West Top, High Stile, High Crag and Seat thebn a 6 mile walk back along Ennerdale valley.rossdrummond24/05/2009
With Jo, circular walk from Bowness Point cp: Bowness Knott, Brown How, returning by Smithy Beck and lakeside path. Weather; high cloud, cool breeze, very good visibility.amblerbob14/06/2008
Birketts CLF walk W/HIG1, Bowness CP > BOWNESS KNOTT heathery summit marked by a small group of stones > Brown How > Herdus > Great Borne > Gale Fell > Starling Dodd > Little Dodd > High Gillerthwaite > Bowness CPTony Hartry05/05/2008
first time - tree's were still on topdads01/05/2008
from the car park and the path round the back - make sure you turn off for itgigglejon24/04/2008
With Barnie.Dangerous Dave30/09/2006
From Ennerdale CP.Marshsand14/07/2000
'Tussock ankle' phrase was born here -for an often miniscule sharp piece of grass that penetrates shoes and socks and involves a lengthy stop whist it is searched out and removed .High stile ridge from Ennerdale (Bowness Knoot) with Lesley all along to Haystacks then down to Buttermere and long walk back over Floutarn Pass. Highlight was being overtaken on the ridge by Joss Naylor running his 60 at 60Chris Pearson22/06/1996