By / 30th March, 2017 / Diaries And Posts / No Comments

Shipman Knotts & Kentmere Pike – great half-day walk


total distance 11.2 km and 617 metres of ascent in 4 hours

Not quite having time to tackle the whole Kentmere Horseshoe we set our sights on attempting Shipman Knotts and Kentmere Pike.  We ran out of time to go further up to Harter Fell – for another day! Great shame as we had done all thee hard work

There was still snow around but it was a glorious day and a highly recommended half day trip on the Far Eastern Fells.

See the route we took


[1] From Kentmere village follow lanes leading N to Brockstones.












[2] At top of steep lane head R on good track signed for Stile End and continue E to top of pass. Leave track and take path N to Shipman Knotts.




well earned cake stop


[3] Continue N, then NW, by wall on broad ridge to Kentmere Pike.





where are we?






[4] Trace your steps back towards Shipman Knotts and follow the path south towards Overend.














Spotted a mother and daughter just next to our vintage car taking us back to Staveley

Make sure you Stop off at Wilf’s cafe on the way back in Staveley and treat yourself to a well earnt bite to eat.









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