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TP3979 - Holme Knott
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Holme KnottSD47/T21SD47T021364600.85489529.80349.9103PILLAR01/06/1950201/06/1950N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 690th with 14 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.06/10 (from 47 logged visits)
Was First logged: 30th Oct 1987
Was Last found intact: 12th Jan 2019
Was Last logged: 12th Oct 2019

Of the 47 logged visits,
14 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 30m
The average error was 4m
1 was exact

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Not Logged 12th Oct 2019  15:30  by Thomas David Whitaker

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

Walked up from the A683 and carried on past Fellside on a good track. Just as well that the trig became visible as we had started to go too far east. Once we had something to aim for it was a lot easier. Lovely views down onto Sedbergh and the Lune valley

Good condition 12th Jan 2019  13:25  by jonglew

Gridref: SD 64601 89533   FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Roadside parking on open fellside at SD 6456 9063. Quad track initially, then over rough ground. On to the tump top some 550m SE. Pillar has lost its centre cap; all sight holes open. Cloud down but there were limited misty views all round.

Pillar TP3979©jonglew
Spider TP3979©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3979©jonglew

Slightly damaged 2nd Aug 2018  00:13  by ngthack

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Holme Knott FB. ©ngthack
Holme Knott Spider. ©ngthack
Holme Knott trig, general view. ©ngthack

Good condition 27th May 2018  20:04  by greenbell

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A broiling day trying to keep in the Lune and Rawthey valleys - had planned a walk up but just too hot for me. Wait until the evening and a glorious walk watching the stormy edge of cloud to the south as Cumbria basks. Big glorious sunny elephants.

Good condition 24th May 2018  15:40  by Andy West

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

©Andy West

Good condition 19th Apr 2018  17:15  by beckroad

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Having already done Calf Top we continued along the National Park boundary wall and were privileged to view the magnificent scenery of Dentdale and the Howgill Fells. This trig is located on a high point overlooking Sedbergh. A 7km walk back to Barbon on a minor road provided endless opportunities to admire our lovely English hedgerows.

Good condition 22nd Mar 2018  13:10  by Hands

Gridref: SD 64601 89543   FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From the parking spot close to the Head Inn ( for sale ) walked up past Fellside and followed the tracks circuitously to the Trig , which is in good condition with a slight chip near the bottom SW corner , the cap is open as are all the sight holes, excellent viewpoint esp of the Howgills , returned following a quad track that lead directly across the moor to Fellside


Good condition 13th Mar 2018  11:35  by dugswell2

FB Number: S5518   Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in lay-by on A683 below Fellside then used track to get close to Holme Knott and came back via Holme Knott trig point taking around an hour on a sunny spring morning.

Slightly damaged 11th Nov 2017  13:04  by amblerbob

Gridref: SD 64603 89532   FB Number: S5518  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

From Middleton Head, past Fellside, which was occupied, then various tracks via Holme Knott top. Generally sunny, mild, good views.

Holme Knott Lovely viewpoint

Slightly damaged 2nd Jul 2017  00:00  by Anthony

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Painted green on three sides

Slightly damaged 11th May 2017  15:40  by ger

Gridref: SD 64601 89531   FB Number: S5518  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Approach from N. Pillar has 'large' pockmark/chip (approx 60mm mean dia x 20mm max depth) low down at LH edge of FB face - otherwise good condition. Open spider. Far distant views in haze today,

Good condition 23rd Apr 2017  12:55  by AndyBingley

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Accessed from the footpath dropping down to Fellside. Lovely views of Sedbergh and the nearby Howgills.

Good condition 26th Mar 2017  15:54  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Walked up from the deserted Fellside farm which is now up for sale with P61 on 4 Trig day out.Good walk up with great views.


Good condition 26th Mar 2017  11:26  by painterman61

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Revisit Fine views here again quite a cool wind now trig in vgc minus plug all sight holes open.

its me ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61

Not Logged 3rd Jan 2017  15:17  by Dowbiggin woofs

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

First trig of 2017. Lovely walk, very cold Done with the Marsdens.

Good condition 3rd Aug 2016  18:00  by Moacky

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I was walking the course of the River Lune, from sea to source over five days. Because of a lack of decent public footpaths between Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh I took the high route over Middleton Fell, collecting two trigs on the way.

Good condition 28th Feb 2016  12:41  by pendlelill

Gridref: SD 64601 89531   FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

up from middleton head via fellside superb views. nice weather. next stop calf top

trig looking towards Sedbergh and the Howgills

Good condition 26th Sep 2015  16:23  by coinea

Gridref: SD 64602 89532   FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 26th Sep 2015  16:22  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SD 64602 89530   FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces south, ~189. All four sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Full 360 panoramic view from top. More blurb to follow.

S5518 - Holme Knott & GRP

Good condition 2nd Aug 2015  21:51  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

last of the day, got butted by a texel ram at the gate.


Good condition 18th Jan 2015  00:00  by Rupertal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In snow from A683.

Good condition 14th Oct 2014  15:42  by catman

Gridref: SD 64596 89533   FB Number: S5518   Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Up from The Head Inn.Good paths over access land.Splendid little hill and splendid views.

Good condition 12th Oct 2014  11:35  by weekender

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 20th Sep 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SD 64604 89530   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 17th Sep 2014  15:22  by paulxtr

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked from Sedbergh up the steep northern face of this rugged little hill. Unusually, the pillar is smooth on two faces and rough on the other two. Spent a relaxing half hour here basking in the warm mid-September sun.

Holme Knott ©paulxtr

Good condition 14th Sep 2014  10:15  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SD 64601 89530   FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Not welcome to park at Fellside so moved to park on old railway bridge at gated road to open moor Nice walk up with good views with no sun shine

Good condition 14th Apr 2014  12:34  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SD 64600 89531   FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Delightfully situated, no cap, all sight holes open.

Holme Knott The TP.
Holme Knott The FB.

Good condition 15th Sep 2013  16:00  by welsh rambler

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up from Sedbergh, fine views from here.

Good condition 30th Aug 2013  16:16  by senrabyar

Gridref: SD 64603 89532   FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 4th May 2013  13:00  by DanTrig

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

14 mile walk from Barbon bagging Holme Knott trig and Calf Top trig, lovely and sunny once the cloud cleared.

Good condition 1st Apr 2013  15:30  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked on the minor road around the Hun Bank area then headed south. Lovely views in all directions especially the Howgills and once at the sumit the lakeland fells. Ground ok underfoot, still slightly frozen can imagine its a bit wet if not!

Good condition 17th Sep 2012  15:32  by PeteBoggs

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked near farm and accessed trig from prow


Good condition 19th May 2012  14:45  by CJO

Gridref: SD 64599 89529   FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up from fell road to the North. A combination of short grass, bog and occasional rocky step to negotiate. Despite the distant haze/mist some good views from the trig. It looks like in the distant past someone has tried to remove the FB. The concrete has been chipped away.

chipped concrete around FB

Good condition 23rd Jul 2011  12:22  by painterman61

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

parked at farm granted permisson at fellside walked up to gate turned left good track straight to trig. fine views of howgills 360 panarama

trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61

Good condition 5th Jun 2011  14:30  by redDragon

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

lovely spot here. Surrounded by higher fells. It gives a fine view of the howgills. Walked along the ridge following the wall from Calf top.

Good condition 2nd May 2011  12:44  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The 3rd of four trigs on an 18.5 mile walk starting above Gale Garth and continuing onto Brownthwaite, Calf Top and Holme Knott before returning via Crag Hill. Beautiful sunny day with a brisk wind. Ground was good underfoot after a few weeks of great weather.

Holme Knott Trig ©sykesfamily
Holme Knott Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily

Good condition 14th Feb 2011  11:35  by Morecambe Monkey

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at Fellside & followed PROW before heading directly up the hillside to the trig. Lovely spot but the views were spoilt by the low cloud. Very windy at trig & as i started down a very heavy wintery shower was blowing straight into my face. Cheers then!

©Morecambe Monkey

Good condition 25th Jun 2009  14:05  by uggles

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

good little top for chilling out

Good condition 26th Nov 2008  11:52  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Splendid day, fabulous view of Howgills. Then on to Calf Top. Holme means 'island'. Indeed, the top is surrounded by pools and bog.

Holme Knott pillar, Howgills behind

Good condition 14th Oct 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, no cap or plug, fine rock & grass summit, pasture, fine view. From WSW, good tarmac track as far as farm (unocc & being refurbed), then open Access land beyond. Also visited the 300er just to ESE.

Good condition 25th Aug 2007  20:10  by earl grey

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

This is great walking country,we walked here for about 5 hours today and saw not another living soul all day,can't really comment on the views from the trig as we were in the clouds for a lot of the time.

Spencer and Tasha @the trig.

Good condition 28th Jun 2007  09:00  by chrisbombington

Gridref: SD 64600 89500   FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Delightful walk up from the west parked at fellside followed track to ford then right following beck past an impressive gorge above which the Trig comes into view from which point I tried to creep up to young deer for photo fooled by realistic metal target ! the Trig seemed to pose like it was a film star lovely quiet spot with great views

Holme Knott
Holme Knott View Sedbugh and the Howgills
Holme Knott Big Skies
Holme Knott Target
Holme Knott Gorge

Good condition 15th Jul 2006  10:24  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked from Sedbergh up across Holme Fell. Best approach would be from minor road at SD640905 and up moorland track before cutting across to trig. This was the way I came down.

Holme Knott trig point FB ©Bridgeman
Holme Knott trig point ©Bridgeman

Good condition 30th Jul 2005  12:15  by ted

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Plug missing; all sighting holes open, coarse-grained concrete pillar. Good views of the Lakes, Lune valley, Howgills and Pennines.

Holme Knott Sedbergh and the Howgills
Holme Knott View NW
Holme Knott FB

Good condition 20th Mar 2000  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Plug with heavily indented lettering.

Good condition 12th Sep 1988  14:11  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited to record FB number. The pillar was completed in June 1949 costing 11.2s.6d. In 1950 this marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station SD47/T21 in the Barrow-in-Furness secondary block. Flush bracket S5518 was levelled for height also in 1950. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in June 1976.

Good condition 30th Oct 1987  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S5518  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bare pillar on grassy summit.

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