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Hutton Roof Crags & Farleton Knott / 1 day / 8 miles (13km)

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Date: 01 Nov 2003
Start / Finish: Plain Quarry E of Burton, 553762
Maps: Explorer OL7: English Lakes South East.

Day 1Hutton Roof Crags & Farleton Knott8 miles / 1100 feet (13km / 335m)

An easy and interesting circuit of the isolated Marilyn Hutton Roof Crags and its subsidiary top Farleton Knott with their extensive limestone pavements.

Day 1 - Hutton Roof Crags & Farleton Knott

At the back of the quarry a stile gives access to the wooded area and follows the line of a wall, arriving at a forest track. Turning L and following the track, it leads gradually upwards N through sparse scrubby woodland with piles of felled branches to a wall stile. The trig point lies a short way beyond with distant views all round. There are several discernible paths here, but heading NNW towards Farleton Knott we arrived at Uberash Breast, a steep little limestone cliff where our path descended through a narrow sloping cleft and led us through to the lane. An obvious track on the far side leads towards Farleton Knott and again presents a choice of routes up to the limestone plateau. It is hard to remember details but we took the route around the L side and eventually the path led to a stile near the summit. There is a tall cairn on the far side of the adjacent depression.

Hutton Roof Crags
Hutton Roof Crags (01 Nov 2003__08:26:57)
Hutton Roof Crags
Hutton Roof Crags (01 Nov 2003__09:06:11)
Summit of Hutton Roof Crags
Summit of Hutton Roof Crags (01 Nov 2003__09:18:45)
Summit & Farleton Knott from Hutton Roof Crags
Summit & Farleton Knott from Hutton Roof Crags (01 Nov 2003__09:20:09)
Summit & Farleton Knott from Hutton Roof Crags
Summit & Farleton Knott from Hutton Roof Crags (01 Nov 2003__09:21:01)
Approach to Farleton Knott
Approach to Farleton Knott (01 Nov 2003__10:38:50)
Approach to Farleton Knott
Approach to Farleton Knott (01 Nov 2003__10:41:29)
Limestone pavement on Farleton Knott
Limestone pavement on Farleton Knott (01 Nov 2003__10:49:25)

Heading E a grassy track leads back round under the limestone and arrives back at the lane. Signed to Hutton Roof, a good path (the higher of the two available) curves round beneath the plateau and descends via Blasterfoot Gap, another limestone scar, and turns L to Hutton Roof. At the S end of the village at Low House farm, a footpath heads SW across Cockshot Hill to the minor road near the quarry.