Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Threlkeld Knotts

A morning run up Clough Head before the weather turned. The 2,381 feet fell stands at the northern end of the Helvellyn ridge, a sentinel overlooking Threlkeld and the Glendermackin valley. It’s an out of the way hill I think I have only climbed a couple of times before, Blencathra across the valley always the more inviting. Once, in 1979, on a circuit of the Bob Graham Round and in 2005 I recall on an ascent on the diagonal path up the steep north-west Red Screes face. I also remember a mountain navigation event starting from the Threlkeld quarry; that would have been the 1992 KIMM, an epic year with high winds and driving snow. The course avoided the summit but there was a checkpoint on the knobbly spur of Threlkeld Knotts below 200m below the summit.

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