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Name:Grey Knotts
Hill number:2424
Height:697m / 2287ft
Parent (Ma):2367  Great Gable
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger,
Grid ref:NY 21730 12566
Summit feature:cairn on outcrop on W top
Col:681m  NY216122  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:outcrop 155m ENE at NY 21876 12581 is as high and OS bolt and cairn 45m NE of this at NY 21914 12615 is lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1131 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
with AndrewDave Sargent31/10/2019
With Jules,Kev ,Wendy & JillGrey Hare31/10/2019
Round of Wainrights with eldest son (16) from YHA Honister Hause - Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable, Fleetwith Pike (and also the Nuttall Honister Crag). Unexpectedly sunny all day, forecast afternoon thunderstorm only arrived in the evening. Would not recommend descending the western scree slope of Great Gable.clyoung12/08/2019
on way back to car from a wild camp, parked at honisterjmistry8607/07/2019
From Brandreth in the clouds it was just a case of following the fence line down to Grey Knotts. After 5 or 10 minutes we were under the clouds and got our views back. However the wind was as strong as Ive ever known it. We made our way to the 2 summits points the easterly being the higher. Again another great summit but could stay on it too long because of the wind. From there we headed straight down the fence steeply back to Honister followed closely by and old man. Great start to what was going to be a fantastic week. We popped into Keswick from there sadly seeing what looked like a dead person lying on the road. We went to a few pubs and had tea in Wetherspoons surf and turf and daydreamed about owning the shop across the road. Headed off to Crummock water to find a place to sleep.Scotty 2 Hotty17/06/2019
From Honister youth hostel. Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Base Brown, Green Gable, Great Gable and Kirsk Fell (East and main summit). With 22 from Hiking Manchester. Lovely day out. After a drizzly and damp start, the skies cleared and we had beautiful views.Lazylizzie15/06/2019
With Colin and Leonie - together with Brandreth. Beautiful clear sunny day.jonesj225/05/2019
The hill to ourselves again. Very pleasant.jenx20/05/2019
With JGCW30/04/2019
With NB from YH. Honister Crag, Fleetworth Pike, Down to Dubbs Hut for respite from wind and rain for lunch. Then Brandreth and Grey Knotts return via NNE shoulder to mine. Another very wet and windy day.Frank12/02/2019
Honister Crag, Fleetwith Pike, Brandreth, Grey Kotts. From Honister with FR in RainBheinn12/02/2019
Brandreth, Grey Knotts and Fleetwith Pike with Manuel after BPH4.robba_wag28/01/2019
With Richie from Honister Pass - Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Base Brown, Green Gable, Great Gable and both Kirk Fells. Lovely day with snow on the highest peaks. Head torches required from the top of Loft Beck so abandoned the final few planned hills.Herbert Anchovy24/11/2018
With Herbert from Honister Pass - Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Base Brown, Green Gable, Great Gable and both Kirk Fells. Lovely day with snow on the highest peaks. Head torches required from the top of Loft Beck so abandoned the final few planned hills.Richard Lawrenc24/11/2018
With JGCW20/11/2018
Up from Honister via Drum House on a glorious day.bevandy11418/11/2018
For the Remembrance Sunday Centenary. Shocking weather. Solo. 1/5Tom D11/11/2018
me and stePaul Beard04/11/2018
With Paul beardstephenhughes04/11/2018
From Honister.red_jibber28/08/2018
Ascent 15IWC14/08/2018
From BrandrethCyclistno113/08/2018
Jonathan, Nic & NedNicola & Stuart13/08/2018
Janey David and NicAbiD11/08/2018
With Jon Footitt and Nigel Cunliffe.MooseWire05/08/2018
With Bryher. From Gt Gable to Cat Bells. Very quiet for most of the way.jenx19/07/2018
Me and Marley out mountaineering. Lovely warm day, picked off Grey Knotts and Brandreth from Honister. Great locations amidst the giants all round. Just got caught in a heavy shower as we got back to the car.Mark T10/06/2018
Nice steady hike starting from honistor slate mine car park. Easy paths to follow up. Nice easy hike.Zoe Little06/06/2018
From Honister Pass ascended Grey Knotts via Seatoller Fell and on to Brandreth. Ascend Green Gable via Gillercomb Head, descend to Windy Gap, and the ascended Great Gable. Descend to Beck Head and ascend Kirk Fell. Descend via Kirkfell Crags and up Pillar. Return to Beck Head on the same route. Contour around Kirk Fell to Boat How and return to Honister Pass via Moses' Trod path via Fleetwith, Drum House and the Dismantled Tramway.raymooremanx03/06/2018
Started in Honister pass YHA. Did Grey knotts, Brandeth, Base brown, Green gable, Great gable and Kirk fell. Finished in Wasdale YHA.george_herbert_29/05/2018
On a round including Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Seathwaite Fell with PeterInez06/05/2018
With party from WBMC. Borrowdale meetJohn Lee11/03/2018
Direct ascent to Grey Knotts & Brandreth from Honister Pass on our last morning in the Lakes - the main car park is free for NT members; for non-NT members you're better to park at the slate mine, where parking is far cheaper. The way up was a steep slog & horrendously slippery in the wet; take care! The low murk momentarily lifted just enough at the summit for us to see Buttermere below.wheresthepath25/09/2017
Solo walk from Honister Slate Mine - GREY KNOTTS - Brandreth - Base Brown - Green Gable - Great Gable - Kirk Fell - Wainwright 116Nutty17/09/2017
From Honister YHAbenwloudon14/09/2017
Parked at Honister YHA and ascended via the tramway up to the drum heel then headed up the Gable path before bearing left up to Grey Knotts then onto Brandreth, Green Gable, Windy Gap, Great Gable back to Windy Gap, Moses Trod back to the slate mine.Stu Percival01/09/2017
Fab walk and met some lovey people today on the accent of great gable Great Gable, Green Gable, Grey Knotts, Brown Base & BrandrethTobo196923/08/2017
From Seathwaite Grey Knotts Brandreth Great Gable Green Gable Base BrownWifey201622/08/2017
From Brackenclose over Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Green Gable, Brandreth, Grey Knotts, Brandreth, Base Brown, Glaramara, Allan Crags, Great End, Broad Crag, Lingmell and back to Brackenclose. 14th ascentIWC21/08/2017
Bagged from Honnister Passalanm915/08/2017
part of a summer walk in 2017 walking from youth hostel to youth hostelJoel45103/08/2017
TD & CThis Dog30/07/2017
Sean BGR nav'ing legs 4 & 5 Sean, Jim, Euan, PhilLittledave27/07/2017
From Honister into thick fog. Climbed 5 of the tors at the top before finding the two with cairns marking East and West summits. No idea how they compare because couldn't see between the two main summits with the fog.NorthernWayfarer25/07/2017
Climbed with Andy on Bob Graham Round Leg 4 via Yewbarrow, Red Pike, Steeple, Scoat Fell, Black Crag, Pillar, Looking Stead and Brandreth. Continued on to Honister.dhbond24/07/2017
From Honister with Lou. Straight up from the YHA carpark up to Grey Knotts and onto Brandreth where we explored the various summits and excellent views. Continued up to Green Gable for lunch where we observed Great Gable and decided to go for it. Glad we did as the views we stunning. The Typhoon flypast at from Windy Gap was superb timing by the RAF. We returned via Windy Gap and Green Gable, then headed towards Brandreth but dropped down to pick up the Moses Trod path contouring around to the Tramway. A hot, still sunny day. Perfect!Butty12/07/2017
All the family (even Bob!) climbed from Honister NT car park. Beautiful day, Freddy insisted on getting to the top first.Ham and Skate08/07/2017
With Craig & Keith, walking (bits of) the BGR.Grinner02/07/2017
with gedgb26/06/2017
Honister Crag (Black Star) - Fleetwith Pike East Top - Little Round How - Green Crag - Haystacks SE Top - Seavy Knott - Great Round How - Brandreth - Grey Knotts - Seatoller Fell from GR: NY 22618 13403ronaldo33325/06/2017