Shipman Knotts from north

Shipman Knotts on the approach along the ridge, from Kentmere Pike

Height: 1926 feet above sea level.

Volume: Book 2 (The Far Eastern Fells)

Date climbed: First visit: 2nd April 2011 (walk 35).  Second visit: 5th September 2014 (walk 87).

Shipman Knotts summit

Shipman Knotts summit cairn – the Ill Bell ridge behind.

Bagged as number: First round: 110 out of 330. [ << Kentmere Pike (109)  (111) Hartsop above How >> ]

Second visit: 10 out of 330. [<< Kentmere Pike (9)  (11-12) Blawith Knott >> ]

Route of ascent and descent: On both occasions I approached on the ridge from Kentmere Pike, and then descended to Kentmere.

What Mr Wainwright says (from page 1 of his chapter): “Shipman Knotts is of moderate altitude and would have called for no more than the brief comment that it is a shoulder of Kentmere Pike had it not earned for itself a separate chapter by reason of the characteristic roughness of its surface. Rocky outcrops are everywhere on the steep slopes, persisting even in the woods of Sadgill, although these seldom attain the magnitude of crags.”

Shipman Knotts from Goat Scar

Shipman Knotts from Goat Scar. Note Morecambe Bay and Heysham power station behind.

What I say: On both visits, Shopman Knotts came as the last fell at the end of a long day’s walking, and with a lot more walking still to do afterwards to get back to the realm of public transport. On neither visit did I give Shipman Knotts much attention. The most noticeable thing about it was a very good view, not of Lakeland as such (though Ill Bell was a very dramatic object), but south to Morecambe Bay.

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Shipman Knotts from below

Shipman Knotts viewed from below


2 Responses to “Shipman Knotts”

  1. […] two summits in the Green Quarter Fell chapter of volume 8) and two old ones in Kentmere Pike and Shipman Knotts. The weather was good, particularly in the morning, and it came through with one of the better […]

  2. […] time, viz, Orrest Head; Binsey; Bonscale Pike; Loadpot Hill; Arthur’s Pike; Kentmere Pike; Shipman Knotts; and, today, Tottlebank Height and Blawith Knott. So I have reached 12 on an emerging second round […]

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