Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. Log in Join Recently viewed Bookings Inbox. Over Staveley and Hugill are also situated within the Kent valley, along with the small settlements of Elfhowe and Browfoot. Climb to the summit cairn of Kentmere Pike, with the cairn on this side of the wall and the trig point just over the stone stile. Goat Scar and Shipman Knotts.

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To the north it deepens into a ekntmere U-shaped Lakeland valley with steep rugged slopes leading to kentmeree high summits of a bowl of fells known as the Kentmere Round, which surround bleak Kentmere Reservoir. Substantial snow cornices form so stick to the path. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Includes stiles or other dog obstacles.

A krntmere of about m to the Nan Bield Pass and then a long m of ascent to Harter Fell feels harder than it is as by now tired legs start to complain. One of these sites is on a public footpath at Tongue House in the northern part of the valley. Some people visit the intermediate Goat Scar but Wainwright didn’t consider it significant enough for a chapter on its own, so most people bypass it.

Kentmere Valley

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Lingmell Gill also feeds into the reservoir. A graveyard for the church was dedicated inand the Lord of the Manor paid the curate “a rate of 2s. He had been arrested and was facing heresy charges, when on the journey to London to answer his accuser, the notorious Bishop Bonner, he broke his leg, which created delays and he was saved by Mary’s own death on on 17 November,which occured before he recovered. The reservoir was built in after the mill owners on the banks of the River Kent decided they needed a regular and regulated supply of water to drive their water wheels.

Further occasional old fence posts hint at a more formal boundary along the whole ridge in past times. A dexter arm embowed I armour proper, the naked hand grasping a pine branch fesswise vert.

The Kentmere Horseshoe

Shipman Knotts itself, as the name suggests, is a complicated bit of ground strewn with bumps and outcrops of rock. Places adjacent to Kentmere. Water from the reservoir was used to power kentmdre mills in the valley and at nearby Krntmere. In his book Poetical Works vol. This page was last edited on 12 Aprilat Before that it is likely, due to the particularly craggy nature of the valley, that the local dry stone walls and stone for housing were kenhmere from the slopes around the valley, even as far back as the Bronze Age.

This 14ft high landmark is usually hard to miss but from here it only comes in to view when quite close. Kentmere Pike from Harter Fell. When returning the gentleman’s heir was unable to lay hold of the official deeds to the estate and so possession was lost.


Go through and bear right, then swing left continuing on the clear path rising up the fellside. At the corner where the fence bears left to Goat Scar, cut the kentmete unless you have a strong want and a surfeit of energy, to the left-most of two ladder stiles over the wall.

First of all, we would recommend that you start this walk early in order to get parked at Kentmere – as there is only room for about half a dozen cars near the church we understand that sometimes the local farmer opens a field Throughout this keentmere the agent for the quarries was local man J.

All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. The valley has evidence of habitation going back to roughly BC, when the valley and surrounding hillsides were almost entirely covered with forest.

Kentmere Horseshoe – Picture of Kentmere Horseshoe, Kentmere

The reservoir was created inwhen the streams which form the headwaters of the River Kent were dammed below Kentmere Common.

The summit area of Ill Bell has an abundance of very fine and well built cairns. To the right the Kentmere valley appears still some way off. This is an excellent long hill kentmerw.