Brunt Knott from Staveley.

Start. Staveley.

Route. Staveley - Brunt Knott Farm - Brunt Knott - Brunt Knott Farm - Littlewood Farm - Pike Howe - Staveley Park - Staveley.

Notes. From Barley Bridge my route followed Hall Lane passing the entrance to Scroggs Farm before a stile and footpath allowed access to fields on my right. I ascended on an ancient track wandering through fields alive with summer flowers, eventually reaching a narrow tarmac lane, I followed this to Brunt Knott Farm, passing between the farm buildings to gain access to the open fell. On entering open access land my route followed the intake wall north, as I reached a gate I turned right to ascend the steep western slopes of Brunt Knott, the ascent was steep it got me to the summit quickly. I descended southeast on a faint path reaching a small tarn and bridleway, from here it was a short descent back to Brunt Knott Farm where I re-traced my steps along the tarmac lane. Ignoring the path I used earlier I made my way to Littlewood Farm, two paths leave Littlewood Farm I followed the one to Pike Howe where I descended to gain access to another tarmac lane, this descended passed Craggy Plantation to a junction where I turned right.Fifty yards down the road a fingerpost beckoned me to Staveley Park, I obeyed passing the farm to gain access to the banks of the River Kent, from here it was a short walk upstream to Barley Bridge.

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Not much water running over the weir at Barley Bridge today.

It's easy to forget you're walking through a working landscape, over freshly cut fields Craggy Plantation.

Ascending on a ancient track looking back to Reston Scar.

Hugill Fell rises above the Kent Valley.

Views across the Kent Valley.

Striding out en route to Brunt Knott Farm, the hill has no name but as near as damn it it's the highest point of Potter Fell.

Hugill Fell over summer pastures.

Looking to Potter Fell, to the left the farm buildings and holiday accommodation of Brunt Knott Farm.

Views into the Kent Valley.

On the lower slopes of Brunt Knott with a wonderful view down the Kent Valley.

Pausing to catch my breath, looking to Hugill Fell backed by the blue/grey hills of Lakeland.

A stunning view to the head of two valleys, to the left Kentmere, the right Longsleddale.

From the summit of Brunt Knott with thunder rumbling in the hills around me, views over Hugill Fell.

From the summit of Brunt Knott views to the Whinfell Ridge.

The trig point Brunt Knott.

Looking to Morecambe Bay, through the Kent and Lyth Valleys, the hill to the left being Kendal Fell, on the right Whitbarrow.

Wainwright's famous wall through a tarn, a bit disappointing, a wall through a puddle today.

Passing Craggy Plantation looking to Staveley.

From Staveley Park views to Reston Scar.

Craggy Plantation as seen from the banks of River Kent.

The River Kent below Barley Bridge.

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