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Name:Scale Knott
Hill number:3802
Height:338m / 1109ft
Parent (Ma):2479  Mellbreak [Mellbreak South Top]
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Birkett, Synge
(B,Sy)
Grid ref:NY 14981 17777
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:10m
Col:328m  NY148178  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:ground 40m WNW at NY 14942 17791 is just lower
Survey:Abney level
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Solo. From Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater, where I was staying. Along the old road/lane leading to Mosedale and then steeply up to Mellbreak North Top. Along to Mellbreak South Top (the highest point of Mellbreak), Scale Knott and back through Mosedale. A dry day with good views before rain came later, after I had finished.pwbellarby24/10/2019
From Gale Fell East Top. On to Mellbreak North Top.Wycombe Wanderer21/09/2019
With DW from Church Bridge on the Wainwright route. Mellbreak North Top, South Top, and Scale Knott. Then the waterfalls at Sacle Force and back via the lake shorenukeboy101/03/2019
From Buttermere with NB, Scale Knott, Mellbreak South and North Tops. Extraordinary hot day for February (25 deg) and sunny. Even frog spawn about. Return via Mosedale and Crummock Water.Frank26/02/2019
From Buttermere with FR Scale Knott, Mellbreak South top, Mellbreak North top,Bheinn26/02/2019
Mellbreak North Top, Mellbreak, Scale Knottkeithouk17/02/2019
Church Bridge CP > Little Dodd > Hen Comb > Floutern Cop > Banna Fell > Steel Brow > Great Borne > Gale Fell > Starling Dodd > Scale Force > Scale Knott > Mellbreak > Church Bridge CP. Just Me and H. Fine morning but clouded over after about 11. Very cold on the higher tops especially Starling Dodd.after about 11. Very cold on the higher tops especially Starling Dodd.johnkaysleftleg25/11/2018
Final hill of the day then back to kirkstile Inn solocolinfielding15/11/2018
Asked permission to park in the car park of the Kirkstile Inn and followed the Birketts route up Mellbreak North Top, Mellbreak South Top and Scale Knott with a walk back along Crummock Water. 2h45, 9.83km.clivevilla08/11/2018
Solosimon and co28/08/2018
From Scalehill Bridge (as Maggie's Bridge car park currently closed). Mellbreak (both tops), Scale Knott, Hen Comb, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell, Carling Knott and Burnbank Fell. Mostly dry and breezy with good views.alistairpooler15/07/2018
Scale Knott, Mellbreak, Mellbreak North TopFell_wanderer12/06/2018
Mellbreak and Hen Comb with Don Munro next door. Up the north face of Mellbreak, what a cracking little ascent that is, over the tops and down the other side to the path that cuts across to the back of Hen Comb, small slog up and over this. Lucky with weather, bit hazy, superb views of Buttermere, Grasmoor, over to the giants at the back and side of Buttermere, couldnít see out to sea though. Overall a lovely jaunt, 2 more Wís and 5 Bís.Mark T31/05/2018
Bimble up from Sacale Force after up and down of red pike.jocks127/11/2017
Kirkstile Inn - Mellbreak N Top - Mellbreak - Scale Knott - return along MosedaleMark Jackson16/08/2017
Park in NT car park at Buttermere. Up via Scales Bridge and then on higher path (paths split just before crossing Far Ruddy Beck) to Scales Force. This path in poor condition and boggy - came back on lower shoreline path which is better. After Scale Force, path west then cross Black Beck just after fence junction, then good grass paths to top veering away from main Mellbreak path. Then on to bag both Mellbreak tops. Met no one so far despite sunny Sunday.Hillsidenick09/07/2017
On descent of Mellbreak - with PGJohnIvor04/06/2017
Solo. Five Loweswater Wainwrights.Vin10/02/2017
Parked by Church Bridge at 141208 - Bridleway & good path to Mellbreak N. Top & Mellbreak S. Top, before dropping down to the summit marked by a couple of small rocks. Continued along RoW to Floutern Cop & then on to Banna Fell E. Top. (S)gerrybowes08/11/2016
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave23/10/2016
Mellbreak-Hen Comb circuit from Maggie's BridgeAjm031001/10/2016
CJ BWchrisj196517/07/2016
From Buttermere YHA with MM.robertgn16/06/2016
77A stop at Buttermere to Lanthwiate Green Farm via Kirkstile Inn taking in Scale Knott, Melbreak south top, Melbreak north top and Brackenthwaite Hows.Eddie05/06/2016
Loweswater - Mellbreak North Top - Mellbreak South Top - Scale Knott - Hen Comb - LoweswaterBlue The Dog16/04/2016
SR, DM. JGFrank12/03/2016
Parked at Loweswater, up the front of Mellbreak, North Top, South Top, Scale Knott, Hen Comb and back down to car via Little Dodd.Chipstertrain10/10/2015
From Buttermere, path towards Scale Force - very soggy, must have rained a lot last night - then up front of hill following fenceline. Across to Gale Fell East Top.Aye Jimmy22/09/2015
Parked by the Telephone Box at NY 14332 21125 > Kirkgate Farm > Little Dodd (Loweswater) > Hen Comb > Mosedale Beck > Scale Knott > Mellbreak North Top > Mellbreak [Mellbreak South Top] > Kirkgate Farm > NY 14332 21125Tony Hartry II15/06/2015
Walked up North Top, and down over south top to scale force.Steve8105/05/2015
Scale Knott, Mellbreak, Mellbreak North Top, Little Dodd, Hen Comb, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell, Burnbank Fellkeithouk04/04/2015
Walked up from Kirkstile Inn, via Melbreak(s)rossdrummond07/11/2014
up from Scale force, couple stones at summit...back down very steep path alongside the fenceHavenchris01/10/2014
Climbed from Loweswater while traversing Mellbreakrobert16/09/2014
Solo, on anti clockwise route back to Maggies Bridge.bolton08/07/2014
from buttermere to mellbreakiannotts27/05/2014
A short detour to take in this, the last of 10 Wainwrights and Birketts on this windy, rain sodden day. On the descent of Mellbreak it would be easily passed by. But to mount it meant a pleasingly sharp descent to the path leading back to Buttermere. Goodbye Cumbria for another year.jonglew05/04/2014
Descent and return to Loweswater via Crummock Water. Views down Burrermere to Haystacks and Red Pike.michaelphillips22/12/2013
W Jenx and Timmy on his bd. from Kirkstile and path by Crummock. Steeply up Scale Knotts by first beck then steep fell. On over Mellbreak through mist and celeb beer in pub.nordicstar23/11/2013
walk-mellbreakbabsjess04/08/2013
En route to scale forcesimocity14/07/2013
heading to scale force to refill water supply.AvidSockWearer13/07/2013
2 dayer around Loweswater fells.jim_aramis13/07/2013
Memorable for its lack of memorableness.moorsman25/06/2013
From Loweswater, a round of Mellbreak NT, Mellbreak, ScaleKnott, Floutern Cop, Banna Fell, Gavel Fell, High Nook, Blake Fell, Carling Knott, Loweswater End and Burnbank Fell.rhalstead02/06/2013
KeithByTheC05/05/2013
Direct ascent of Hen Comb from Loweswater taking in Little Dodd. Walk continued over Floutern Cop and up Steel Brow to Great Borne. Return to Loweswater was over Starling Dodd via Gale Fell and then over Mellbreak.knarf04/04/2013
Birketts 2nd roundDave Geere24/02/2013
From Scale Hill CP via Floutern PassAnduril19/09/2012
SR, MD,JFrank12/03/2012