• Great Knoutberry Hill

    Great Knoutberry Hill, also commonly known as Widdale Fell, is a hill located above Dent at the heads of Ribblesdale, Dentdale and Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. As such it holds a position at the watershed between east and west and forms a fine viewpoint of 360°. The Cumbria/North Yorkshire border runs over the fell. At a height of 672m/ 2205feet, above sea level it is the 16th highest fell in the Yorkshire Dales, with Rogan's Seat being exactly the same height.

    The easiest route of ascent is from the 'Coal Road' linking the railway stations of Dent and Garsdale head. A direct route can be taken from the obvious car parking spot at Monkeybeck Grains across rough ground to the summit looking across to the bodies of water of Widdale Great and Little tarns. The views are superb on a good day encompassing the Distant North York Moors to the east, The Lake District to the West, the high points around Cross Fell in the Pennines to the North and the Yorkshire Three Peaks and Pendle Hill to the South.

    Descend via the boundary fence to the fine viewpoint above Dentdale at the row of cairns on Pikes edge to pick up a substantial track returning the walker to the starting point.

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