Name:Hard Knott
Hill number:2469
Height:549.6m / 1803ft
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
Catchment:Duddon, Catchment Boundaries, Esk (Ravenglass)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Wainwright,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Clem
Grid ref:NY 23188 02376
Summit feature:rock 8m NW of cairn
Col:393.5m  NY 2370 0397  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:top 200m SW is lower
Survey:Abney level
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TC, EC, in heavy rain from top of Hardknott PassTopCat195928/05/2024
Walked with jo, sam, ben and erniestuduncan28/04/2024
With Kendal Fellwalkerswilkstim14/04/2024
Hard Knott Walk. Stayed in Eskdale Green with Simon after IOG Easter Trip.dancingqueen10102/04/2024
The Harter Fell Ridge from the Duddon Valley: Visiting Border End, Hard Knott (S Top), Hard Knott, Peat Hill Crag, Peat Hill Crag (S Top), Horsehow Crags, Demming Crag, Harter Fell, Green Crag. Much low mist around, and very wet underfoot. 19km with 1100m ascent taking 7hours.silverwolf_alan18/02/2024
solo walk with Jessjonsutterby7128/01/2024
Windy and cold day bagging Hard Knott, Green Crag and Harter Fell. Almost 20kmWinter Round27/01/2024
14 miles 3345ft walk ,start at Birks Bridge NT carpark, to Hard Knott, Harter Fell, Green Crag, Border End, Peathill Crag, Horsehow Crags, Demming Crag, Crook Crags and White How.stephenbuda21/10/2023
No actual summit but a brilliant technical orienteering event all around and over the many rocky crags of the long summit ridge and high ground. The O map depicting all of this complex rocky terrain is a work of precision magic. Before my run helped set up the High Start with Angie & Nigel on a lovely sunny warm still clear October day -unbelievable after days of clagged in fells and heavy rain. Had a good run on Green 7/56. Poor Angie came back battered and bloodied having taken a tumble, and sadly another competitor required mountain rescue and air ambulance to Preston Hospital with talk of a broken leg - grim. MT leader said it was rare for orienteers to require a call out. The compulsory carry a whistle rule makes sense.Chris Pearson08/10/2023
Straightforward ascent from top of Hardknott PassRockdoctor13/08/2023
Climbed with Alex from Jubilee Bridge via the fort, then onto Harter FellMrD10/08/2023
long day in Langdale & back of Esk Pike - HarnottDave Sargent25/07/2023
Revisit with JDDave Geere21/07/2023
Rocky summit with excellent views of Scafell Pike and Eskdale, also completed Hard Knott south top and Border End, warm morning but a pleasant suprise for the viewsmatty1971b10/06/2023
From Brotherilkeld phone box. 15 km, 850 m asc. To Lincove Bridge and then N to Throstlehow Crag, Scar Lathing and High Gait Crags summits. S to Pianet Knott, across Lingcove Beck and continuing to Yew Bank, Hard Knott and Border End. Down to Hardknott Pass and back by Hardknott Castle Roman Fort. Dry, sunny.
Quick bag from top of HK pass.Longwojo28/04/2023
Climbed with Head for the Hills. Walk lead by Raymond Greenhow, with Marilyn Knight, Claire Greenhow, Freya and Ryan. Walked Harter Fell and Green Crag on same day. Boggiest walk ever with water up to knees.River-Girl16/04/2023
Wainwright Walk 40: Spider (Hard Knott)DavidHiner19/02/2023
Cockley Beck -> Little Stand -> Stonesty Pike -> First Crinkle -> Crinke Crags -> Third Crinkle -> Fourth Crinkle -> Fifth Crinkle -> Shelter Crags -> Rest Gill -> Hard Knott -> Hard Knott Pass road -> Cockley Beckbriandiggle04/11/2022
With all the family from the cairn on top of HK pass. Very wet underfoot in places.Ham and Skate26/10/2022
Really enjoyable walk despite the weather, back along the valleyejjohnstone23/10/2022
Zoe & Marthaneilblair35302/10/2022
Green Crag, Crook Crag, Great Whinscale, Dow Crag, Kepple Crag, Harter Fell, Peathill Crag South Top, Peathill Crag, Hard Knottkeithouk02/10/2022
Second ascent.PeteF25/09/2022
With K, JC, RE and baby W. Parked in top of passAshley24/09/2022
From top of Pass. Windy and wet.Andrew Pearson18/09/2022
With: hb sb; From Brotherilkeld CP up onto Harter Fell via SW, down to Hardknott Pass then Hard Knot, Yew Bank and Lincove Beck. Path to Ore Gap & round to Esk Hause then Sprinkling Tarn. Camped on peninsular.Ian Baines22/08/2022
R Richard Tait15/08/2022
With CP and YPgarth8705/08/2022
Rocky summit with excellent views of Scafell Pike and Eskdale.Worth descending a little to observe the Eskdale Needlefreethehilltops27/07/2022
Ascent from Hard Knott Pass summit cairnjd1626/07/2022
Walk from Woolpack to Old Dungeon Ghylltrimarc214/07/2022
From Hard Knott Pass. Combined with Harter Fellgeralddavison04/06/2022
With Trout and Bassy from the Woolpack, with wild camp at Stony Tarn. Slight Side and Hard Knott.robba_wag03/06/2022
From Jubilee Bridge. 11 km, 780 m asc. Up by the Birker Fell bridleway and the W to Harter Fell summit. Down N to Hardknott Pass and up and back to Hard Knott summit. Return by Hardknott Castle Roman Fort . Mild and Showery.
4/6 from the Duddon ValleyJonathanConey02/05/2022
RevisitDave Geere08/04/2022
From Jubilee Bridge via Border End and Hard Knott South TopRWG19/03/2022
From the road with Carl + Maddy. Early morning bag before heading home. 1.5 miles 518 ft elevation.nell158314/11/2021
My final English Marilyn. Parked at the bottom of Hard Knott Pass to the east and walked up the steep road to the high point before heading north up to Hard Knott. A reasonable track all the way up from the road. High winds on top making it tricky to take the photos and hold the flag. Just enough energy to find the geocache up here. Retreated a bit down before opening the alcohol-free prosecco and home-made ginger cake.Father Ted26/10/2021
Harter Fell (653m), Demming Crag (525m), Hardknott Pass (393m), Hard Knott S Top (523m), Hard Knott (549m) & Border End (522m). Solo.Dangerous Dave08/10/2021
Quick bag from the top of hard Knott passthecoopers02/09/2021
From Jubilee Bridge, walked out via River Esk to Tongue Pot and Lingcove Beck from the bridge. Wild camped on the outside of the bend opposite Pianet Knott. After a cracking nights camp I bimbled up onto Hardknott via Yew Bank. Returned to the car via Border Crag and Hardknott Fort.Butty18/07/2021
See Kamoot entry for full details/gps download:
Doctor Bridge - Green Crag - Harter Fell - Hardknott Pass - Hard Knott - Border End - Hardknott Roman Fort - EskdaleMountainTerrier12/06/2021
From Elterwater to Eskdale: Hard Knott and Harter FellPhilipChaston09/06/2021
Climbed from Wrynose Bottom at head of Dunnerdale, up Cold Pike, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell via Climbers Traverse, Yew Bank and Hard Knott (both tops). 12.5 miles, 4800 ft ascent.mavero1005/06/2021
also climbed early eightiesjef26/05/2021