Name:The Knott (Stainton Fell)
Hill number:2670
Height:331m / 1086ft
Parent (Ma):2647  Whitfell
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
Catchment:Esk (Ravenglass)
Class:Wainwright Outlying Fell, Birkett, Synge
Grid ref:SD 14368 95151
Summit feature:small cairn on boulder
Col:314m  SD146952  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:Birkett & Synge summit; Wainwright summit is a collapsed cairn 95m W at SD 14275 95134 and is c 4m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Park on Birker Fell Road. Take gravel track west to Devoke Water. Follow faint track south, and west, of Rigg Beck to White Pike (1,450ft). Head on to Yoadcastle (1,621ft) and – in the drizzle/mist – on to Stainton Pike (1,631ft). No view! Drop down to Stainton Beck – steep and wet. Not recommended (especially in ascent!). Head on to The Knott (1,086ft). Descend approx. NNW to cross Black Beck and pick up the Waberthwaite/Devoke Water path. A steep decent and wet in the valley. Intermittent tracks. Again, not recommended (the ascent would be stiff!). Head east to Devoke Water. The path is wet and boggy in places. Follow gravel track back to fell road.DABT17/05/2024
From Ravenglass, walk along the A595 to Broad Oak.Followed footpath signed Snainton Fell. The Knott, White Pike, Woodend Height, Yoadcastle. Bailed out at this point even though Stainton Pike was only another half mile. Weather absolutely dreadful. Descended to outward path and returned same way. 14 miles. Very very wet and tomorrow looks no better!Longwojo14/07/2023
With Izzy and Margo. Walk 34 of AW's Outlying Fells. From Stainton Pike. Surprisingly tough going but again lovely views from the top. Extensive ruins at Barnscar on the way down. All easy at last once the walled lane to Dyke is reached. We were getting knackered and time was getting on so we decided to leave Stainton Tower for another day.James McKnight21/05/2023
Adaptation of Birkett's Whitfell Horseshoe (Walk WHI2). Parked on the verge just south of Brackenthwaite. Visited The Pike, Hesk Fell, Yoadcastle, Woodhead Height, White Pike, The Knott, Stainton Pike, Whitfell, and Bigert. 16km with 1000m ascent in 5h30m. (S)silveracorn_alan14/02/2022
A round from Winds Gate, via Devoke Water, to The Knott, Stainton Pike, Hesk Fell and The Pike [to complete Wainwright's Outlying Fells].RobB08/09/2021
An overcast day with occasional showers but a damned better than the previous day which was pretty much a washout. Enjoyed a great circular around these quiet hills and met absolutely nobody!! Perfect!morgs4mountains09/05/2021
From BroadoaksHavenchris05/04/2021
From top of Corney Fell Road: Stoneside Hill, Plough Fell, Buckbarrow, Great Paddy Crag, Kinmont Buck Barrow, Burn Moor, Whitfell, Stainton Pike and the Knott.Lazylizzie01/04/2021
A tougher than expected round of 9 tops in a lovely quiet part of the Lake District. Birker Fell Road-Rough Crag-Water Crag-Devoke Water-White Pike(Birkby Fell)-The Knott(Stainton Fell)-Stainton Pike-Yoadcastle-Woodend Heights-Rowantree How-Devoke Water-Seat How-Birker Fell Road. On own.MorecambeMonkey18/10/2020
A circuit of Stainton Pike and The Knott from near the junction of Fell Lane and the Corney-Broad Oak road. I followed Wainwright’s Outlying Fells route as far as The Knott, the cut down towards Stainton Farm (footpath bypassing it to the south is overgrown) and Benson Lane (mud). The rocky central top of The Knott seemed comparable in height to the Birkett summit and higher than Wainwright’s cairn.Nick Down118/10/2020
Walked from Ulpha to climb The Pike, Hesk Fell, Yoadcastle, Woodend Height, Whitepike, The Knott, Stainton Pike, Whitfell, Burn Moor, Kinmont Buck Barrow, and Buck Barrow return to Ulpha.Walkingmurphy29/09/2020
Parked on the side of the road, up the track to Devoke Water, White Pike (Birkby Fell), The Knott (Stainton Fell), Woodend Height, Yoadcastle, Stainton Pike, then back between Woodend Height/Yoadcastle and back down past the water to roadside.Chipstertrain13/08/2020
Summit and Wainwright. From gate on road to Woodend (no parking beyond this point). Hesk Fell, Stainton Pike, Yoadcastle, Woodend Height, White Pike, The Knott, Water Crag, Rough Crag, Seat How.PGCE16/06/2020
RevisitDave Geere30/05/2020
From the parking near Forge House in Esk Dale on a very wet day. Did all the tops.Alan Moore14/01/2020
Parked at Bigert Mire, nice elderly lady allowed me to park at the farm. Pleasant round of 9 hills in exceptionaly cold and clear weather - not a cloud in the sky all day and minimal wind: Bigert -> Stainton Pike -> The Knott -> White Pike -> Rowantree How -> Woodend Height -> Yoadcastle -> Hesk Fell -> The Pike.jonglew29/11/2019
Parked south of Bigert Mire just enough room to side of field access.Picked up Bigert,Berkitt,and followed feint path over shoulder of Whitfell to descend to the Knott picking up our final Wainwright Outlyer Stainton Pike on our return.jocks104/07/2019
Bootle to Coniston - Day 2Ajm031029/06/2019
Parked at Brackenthwaite on to Hole House and ascent of The Pike. Ascent of Hesk Fell and on to Yoadcastle, Woodend Height, White Pike. Descent to The Knott. Ascent back up Stainton Pike, Whitfell, Burn Moor, Kinmont Buck Barrow and finish with Buck Barrow. Descent to Sele Bottom and through plantation and return to car.raymooremanx25/02/2019
Parked at head of hardknot pass followed birketts walk ROUGH CRAG - WATER CRAG -THE KNOTT - WHITE PIKE - WOODEND HEIGHT - YOADCASTLE - SEAT HOW. Except I climbed white pike shoulder then did the knot and then picked up the route up to woodend Height. Very hot day which drained me of energy. beautiful walk but very little in the way of paths. Not to be done in the wet if you ask me.Hill Wanderer19/07/2018
Fourth of seven of AW's outliers from a gravel area on the minor road at the end of a bridleway that leads to Devoke water, route Seat how, Rough crag, Water crag, The Knott, White pike, Woodend height and Yoadcastle in just over six miles.WAYNE ROWLETT15/07/2018
From Devoke Water ... warm day , poor visability ..circuit including White Pike ,Yoadcastle, Woodend Height and Rowantree HowGrey Hare02/06/2018
From top of Corney Fell road with 9 members of judicial party-Whitfell-Stainton Pike-The Knott,finishing at Broad Oak.Must have gone wrong somewhere as most members found great difficulty in climbing barbed wire fence round the Pike!catman14/04/2018
WOs 35-43; Bs 26-38. Cloudless skies so did a huge day with 9 WOs and 12 Bs. Parked at summit of Fell Road then quickly up and back Stoneside Hill. Excellent walk over Great Paddy Crag, Buckbarrow, out and back to Kinmont Buckbarrow and same to Plough Fell (dull). On over Burn Moor to Whitfell - best views of whole trip - and pitched camp under Stainton Pike. Joyce set up camp while I did Stainton Pike, then horrid boggy walk out to The Knott and much better back to White Pike, Woodend Heights and Yoadcastle. Walked back to Fell Road next morning in thick mist.BURGESS24/07/2017
Summit hike from Corney Fell road top up Buckbarrow to The Knott and down to Dyke Farm to pick up the drop off car. Via Kinmont Burnmoor, Whitfell Stainton Pike Yoadcastle White Pike. This 4 hour walk knocks off 8 WOF'snukeboy113/07/2017
Walked from Broad Oak on my own. I used Wainwright's Outlying Fells to bag this fell from Stainton Pike. Lovely and sunny after a misty start. Not easy ground after Knott but Wainwright does warn you of this.flockwatcher28/05/2017
From Devoke water road, a round of Seat How, Rough Crag, Water Crag, White Pike, Woodend Height, Yoadcastle, The Knott, Stainton Pike and Hesk Fell.rhalstead16/04/2017
A beautiful spring day mopping up Outliers with Sturdy Girl..Shutterlag02/04/2017
Parked at 171977. An easy walk to 152968 then cut across directly to the summit. 1st of 5 on this walk with GB. Headed to White Pike.bolton08/12/2016
Parked on grass verge by junction at 171977 (Space for 3-4 cars) – Bridleway along S. shore of Devoke Water – Up rough fell to The Knott – White Pike – Woodend Height – Yoadcastle – Rowantree How. (PM)gerrybowes08/12/2016
From White Pike. Enjoyed the unspoilt sea view. On to Stainton Pike.Wycombe Wanderer05/11/2016
Done with Richard T taking in the Devoke Water circuit of Rough Crag, Water Crag, White Pike + The Knott & Stainton Pike, Yoadcastle, Woodend Height and Seat How. Weather great with stunning views.falunty14/07/2016
Done with Richard T taking in the Devoke Water circuit of Rough Crag, Water Crag, White Pike + The Knott & Stainton Pike, Yoadcastle, Woodend Height and Seat How. Weather great with stunning views.nitranrenrut14/07/2016
Birkett 3Dave Geere01/01/2016
Devoke Water Birkett Blowout - PupLittledave09/12/2015
WO 27 a great summit cairnbardolph25/09/2015
With GKatyT29/06/2015
Circuit with Katy. Cloudy at first then very sunny.George Thompson29/06/2015
Walked it with Becky Willis from our camper van.chrisj196520/06/2015
Extension of Devoke Circuit with Davidcitygent16/05/2015
BY AW OF route. I think I took a wider arc in crossing from Stainton Pike. Stick to the higher and mostly dry ground to your right (east) to avoid some serious wet ground. This needs to be repeated when dropping down to Barnscar. Stick to the higher and mostly dry ground to your right (east) to avoid some serious wet ground. Cross the stream at a small lone thorn tree with a large birds nest in it. This can be seen from half a mile away.Nick Caunt13/05/2015
With Jenx from pt 233 on Ulpha rd. Bridleway to fence line and The Pike. and top. Onward to Hesk and Stainton fells then Yoad Castle, Woodend Height, White Pile and long out to The Knott. Rising contour back under White Pike to collect the Synge Rowantree How before dropping to Woodend farm road and walk back to car.nordicstar15/11/2014
CHAOS Club meet; Brian, Steve, neil and I; Devoke Water round, glorious day.Lou05/11/2014
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave28/09/2014
7th top from hole house extremely windy day no one else about wet under footcolinfielding11/08/2014
Parked just off Birker Fell Road at SD 17085 97712 > Seat How (Birker Moor) > Rowantree How > White Pike (Birkby Fell) > Woodend Height > Yoadcastle > Hesk Fell > The Pike > Bigert > Whitfell > Stainton Pike > THE KNOTT (STAINTON FELL) grassy summit with some exposed rock topped with a small cairn > Water Crag > Rough Crag (Birker Moor) > SD 17085 97712Tony Hartry II16/06/2014
Round of Whitfell, Stainton Pike, Yoadcastle, Woodend Height, White Pike (Birkby Fell) and The knott from The Brown Cow, Waberthwaite.Eddie03/05/2014
Easier than it appears. Keep right to avoid wet, following intermittent grassy mounds through the bog.iredale20/04/2014
With Alan and Sheila Rayner on a backpack from Silecroft (Day 2)Phreerunner19/04/2014