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Name:Great Knoutberry Hill
Hill number:2786
Height:672m / 2205ft
RHB Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU), Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Lune, Ouse (York)
Watershed:Humber Estuary, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Morecambe Bay, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:SD 78866 87160
Summit feature:ground within apex of fence and wall near wind shelter and trig point
Col:418m  SD947806  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL2W
Observations:trig point is 4m W at SD 78861 87158 and windshelter is 10m E at SD 78877 87162
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 490 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
First Nuttall with my Dad,very boggy.Jake Simpson25/01/2020
First Nuttall with Jake, easy ascent, shame conditions were a bit miserable.simocity25/01/2020
Walked up from the Coal Road. Road was clear of frost and ice this morning but ground still fairly well frozen. Breezy and cloudy, so no good views. Easy walk so need to come back on a fine evening.Walker Dan03/12/2019
From NW starting at bridleway junction.Topographer5724/10/2019
With J at the end of a long weekend in Yorkshire. After two days of iffy weather, a glorious day to finish. There is plenty of room to park at the junction of the Coal Road & the bridleway at SD780881. Followed the bridleway for 0.5km until a gate was reached. There are paths on both sides of the fence leading E. Used the one to the L until it became less distinct & then hopped over the fence & continued to the summit. Back by the same way.NotReallyABagger21/10/2019
With Val. Parked at junction of bridleway with Coal Road. Followed bridleway for about half Km then followed fence up to summit. Weather windy but dry.mike.hoult11/09/2019
11 mile circular from Newby Head gate, along road then onto Ribble Way and up to source of the Ribble, across rough then very wet ground onto dry and grassy Snaizeholme Fell (no walls to be crossed this way), after summit headed west over very difficult dry stone wall with fence on top then over another broken wall down to gate facing bridleway to Swineley House, followed this very unused bridleway from there then onto main path up to foot of Great Knoutberry, bagged Great Knoutberry Hill on trail (2nd time, previously done in 2004), then followed trail NW to contouring Pennine Bridleway up onto Wold Fells easy summit then back to car. Sunny/cloudy with a few showers around, good views from Pendle Hill to Cross Fell but could barely see the Lakes because of haze, saw a few people all day all on Great Knoutberry.DanTrig17/08/2019
From high point of road to NW, out and back. Windy, cold for June. Rounsfell03/06/2019
Along the bridleway then up by the side of the fence past the cairns. Quick up and down. 45 minsLongwojo21/03/2019
From SH 503. Quick up and down.NormanW25/02/2019
With Jacqui. Parked on road below Arten Gill viaduct, from near Cowgill. Circular route, towards Dent on road, up Coal Road to Dent Station andbridleay/permissive path to summit. Return via Arten Gill viaductpatriciagill29/10/2018
P at Bridelway nr Monkeybeck Grains. Up by fence, then along to Widdale Fell tops, descending to Cowgill via old track then back along Coal Road. With Fiona, Alexander & Rebecca. Mist and wind but dryisn and mild.agentmancuso16/10/2018
Same route up as last time, by the fence from the coal road. Solo. Went over to bag Widdale Fell E Top (643m) and the small cairn on the summit of Widdale Fell (646m) before returning the same way.Dangerous Dave10/09/2018
from coal road parked at entrance to bridleway, along track for 600m then up path beside fence to the top.robertphillips03/08/2018
Climbed from the Coal Road, very pleasant and dry underfoot following recent fine weather. Views good but quite hazy. Just me and Hjohnkaysleftleg19/05/2018
6th hill of the day, ascended from Stonehouse as part of The Fellsmandanielmudd198228/04/2018
Galloway Gate, Pennine Bridle Way then permissive path which is marked where it leaves the PBW. I did a straight up and back rather than the Nuttall 12.3 as there was bad visibility and stinging sleet.clivevilla12/04/2018
Walked from Dent railway station and Galloway Gate track. Followed left side of fence on ascent which was wrong side but fortunately able to hurdle fence nearer top. Very windy. Continued to Ribblehead via Pennine Bridleway.TwoOneFour06/04/2018
Walked up from the Coal Rd (SD 7796 8802). Took a direct line up the old fence, not much of it left. With Roger Templeman searching for 5 rivet benchmarks along the way, 3 found.jonglew08/03/2018
Parked at Galloway Gate, along Pennine Bridleway then followed permissive path to trig. Great views although snow had disappeared overnight.garyhoney31/12/2017
Parked at bridleway entrance near Galloway Gate. Easy route up via bridleway and permissive path. Good views but windy.wozzat31/12/2017
path up to summit very wet and unable to get to trig due to water round the pointDarren-44330/09/2017
From where the Pennine Bridleway meets Coal Road (SD 7795 8803). The straight path shown on the OS Map does not appear on the ground. There is more of a path by the fence which meets the Bridleway at 7767 8842.Peter_W_Mitchell 14/08/2017
Plus woldfellSlash307/07/2017
Approach from Dent rail st - wild day - views good although some tops in cloud. On my way to Ribblehead via tops.ger12/06/2017
With K. Direct path shown on 1:25k doesn't exist but this is still the best route (from bridleway entrance to nw). Hill rich in voles/mice and cloudberry plants but too early for fruit.Ashley11/06/2017
With Tony G and Gillian W. Interesting cairns and site of gyrocopter crash!zoob01/05/2017
Fellsman, 2017. Quit at Redshaw.cackleberry29/04/2017
Me and sueTonyandsue05/03/2017
Short evening run before dark from the Garsdale/Dent high road. Thankfully snow clear of road, plenty patches on the hill, but frozen turf made easy going over what could be boggy ground another day.N.Morters14/02/2017
Train from Ribblehead to Dent and then walked up from the station to Great Knoutberry Hill taking the Western fence up and the Southern fence down. Cloudy on top and some snow. Took the Pennine Bridle Way to road and then road to Dentdale (ferocious hail storm) and then the path that goes over the railway tunnel back to Ribblehead which was very interesting with the ventilation shafts and spoil heaps. Fantastic sunset behind the viaduct.tsharp12/01/2017
A fabulous day cold / blue / clear and very snowy. Started from Stone House (Road to Cowgill) - Coal Road (Passing Dent Station) as far as Windy Hill - returned to track to Greenbank then headed for the summit, all quit and serene by the time we reached the summit trig. As we descended lingered by the Currocks then followed the track round to Arten Gill Moss. Amazing light display as the orange glow lit up the snowy fells around. Dark and freezing by the time we reached the Arten Gill Viaduct.briandavies02/01/2017
with K, walked from Garsdale station along road then track over side of GKH, then up by fence to trig point and back to Dent station.IanHHill15/11/2016
Took a direct line up from Coal Road (NW) dropping down (SE) to return via Pennine Bridle Way. 3.77mls 1hr 40 minsCurly & Shirley29/05/2016
Parked in layby near to track up to Widdale Tarns. Easy walk to summit, marilyn number 5. Sat on trig and enjoyed the sun and the views over to Ingleborough etc. Good viewpoint, would return to this summit. Company: Soloiandesbottes28/05/2016
followed nuttalls route up and returned the same way solo walkcolinfielding05/05/2016
Followed the Nuttalls Great Knoutberry Hill routing add Wold Fell as an out and back.rhalstead02/05/2016
A quick scamper up the Arten Gill track to the top. What a jolly pleasant walk!Gill18/04/2016
Solo. Low cloud.Aimless Rambler16/03/2016
Time after Baugh Fell for a second Marilyn walk. From Galloway Gate, directly to the summit. Then down the SE ridge. Next, across the limestone at Cross Pits shake holes: this was lovely going and the wall of the walled lane back to G Gate was broken so easy to get through. Excellent view down Dentdale and- from the W ridge up- Wild Boar Fell. Calling the terrain 'ridges' is technical but there is plenty of interest- lots of old cairns, the geology is laid bare, and a golden, sunny late afternoon made this excellent value for just 2h effort. All access land, with helpful signage.pwheeler10/09/2015
Wold Fell, Great Knoutberry Hill and then Redshaw Moss. There's some roadside parking at SD 79050 83500.JohnStoneham16/08/2015
Direct from minor road to NW.tim74716/04/2015
An out-and-back from Ribblehead. Route and write-up at:
from G.G. followed bridleway around to far side of hill then back over- better views had that those earlier in the day on Great Coum & Gragareth - but still in cloud at summit. squat trigpoint sits with a moat!stig_nest03/04/2015
After weekend with Rob, Ben, Tony et al. Left main bag behind wall at Dent Station whilst climbing hill.Grinner23/03/2015
Did the route as in the Nuttals book, no fence to follow on the way up but compass bearing and some post left, like a high moorland, nice short walk.Walkingthedog06/03/2015
2mFM Radio Activation NP-015. Very cold thick snow on road from stn. sheltered behind wall at summit.Petem0hqo13/02/2015