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Name:Black Knowe
Hill number:7686
Height:492m / 1614ft
Parent (Ma):2313  Sighty Crag
RHB Section:33: The Scottish Border to the River Tyne
County/UA:Northumberland (CoU)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle), Tyne (Newcastle)
Watershed:Tynemouth, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Solway Firth, Land's End to John o' Groats, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:NY 64150 81109
Summit feature:ground within 4m of trig point
Col:437m  NY619813  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 80
(1:25k) OL42W
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 17 users)ByDate of Ascent
From Sighty Crag. Followed the wrong line of fence posts (unmarked on 1:25000 map) and ended up at Gill Pike in the most challenging terrain imaginable. Slowly retraced my steps and followed the right fence but ascended Black Knowe in mist and darkness, virtually feeling my way to the summit in energy sapping heather and bog. Hardly ever been so glad to fing a trig. Quick snack then more tedious descent than expected to old quarry (glad of that 1:25000 map). Very hard day.Wycombe Wanderer17/12/2019
Entered the forest road system at NY 6614 8645 (no gate). Drove down to NY 6266 8253. Walked the 500m curving fire break, then took a direct line over rough heather moorland. Wandered over to Humble Hill on the way back as OS give it as only 1m lower. Just under 2 hr round trip.jonglew02/11/2019
From Churnsike. Final mile pathless after leaving track a little west of the quarry. First 800m hard going, then not too bad. Return same way.mae08/07/2017
Good parking by bridge at Churnsike. Bike to quarry then 1.5km over the tall heather.jimbloomer03/07/2017
Forest road from Calvert Trust, parked at NY 6305.8312. Three firebreaks due S reach moor at 6307.8200 then diagonally SE to trig, grough going!Aye Jimmy30/09/2016
From the south in the mist. Glad to have dog for company.peebs24/11/2014
Parked at Churnsike Lodge, verge side parking available at the end of the public road. Fast walk along well maintained forest tracks to the old quarry at 649798 then the fun starts. No semblance of any tracks whatsoever to the summit. Just grit your teeth and head north. In a way it makes sense to take in Sighty Crags as well. Although a 2.5 mile further slog through virgin, strength sapping heather and bog, you can return to Churnsike on a good forestry road if you head south east to the firebreak just west of Jamie's Lodge (623798). A 12 mile round trip .... 7 miles on tracks, 5 miles of hell!moorsman19/08/2013
Probably the hardest work I've ever expended to climb a sub 500m hill. Cycled from Calvert Trust car park through fresh snow to firebreak north of trig. Followed break straight up hill (second half not shown on map and headed for Long Sal currick which is visible well before trig appears. Hard work through peat hagscovered in drfiting snow. With my dad.andy13/03/2013
OK summit, deep heather. RHW04/03/2004
Made a detour to visit this on my way to Sighty Crag. yorkie16/02/2003
Wandering on the ridgebutteryhaugh01/01/1987
Dave Geere15/03/2017
carole engel18/08/2016
Martin R31/12/2011