Walk 131 had left me with some unfinished business back o’ Skiddaw so it was time to see to Knott. On a nice Sunday like today without a very early start I didn’t fancy my chances with the limited parking at Orthwaite so I drove to Fell Side instead. From here I headed up Brae Fell. Fording Dale Beck was a little tricky in very dry conditions and I’m guessing might be very tricky after a bit of rain. It was a longish trudge to the top of Brae Fell but then very easy going over Little Sca Fell, Great Sca (like Brae Fell, Wainwrights but not Nuttalls) Fell, Knott.
Around this time the weather started to turn though it never set in to rain. From Knott Skiddaw was shrouded in cloud and, by the time I got to High Pike, so was Knott itself. From Knott to High Pike is something of a trudge over rough, mostly pathless terrain. I didn’t bother about Great Lingy Hill or Hare Stones, very undistinguished Nuttalls (but not Wainwrights) I had grabbed on an earlier visit (86). Instead I trudged vaguely west until I caught sight of Lingy Hut where I knew I would find a good track taking me up High Pike. Which I did and easily and pleasantly down the other side to where I had begun.
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