Gibson Knott is a fell in the Lake District, an
intermediate height on the ridge between Greenburn and Far Easedale in
the Central Fells.
The spine of the Central Fells runs on a
north-south axis with the highpoint at High Raise. A complex system of
daleheads to the east of this apex resolves itself into Calf Crag, a
broad-topped ridge featuring a number of rocky tops.
then splits into two arms about the head of Greenburn, the southern
branch running on to Gibson Knott and Helm Crag.
Crag and Helm Crag the ridge narrows to perhaps a hundred yards in
width, gradually curving to the south east on its one and a half mile
course. There are several tops on this section, Gibson Knott being
The southern face above Far Easedale is rocky,
Horn Crag being the principal feature. The northern side drops more
gradually to the upper gathering grounds of Greenburn Bottom.
There is little loss of height going westward from the summit before the
climb to Calf Crag begins on a broadening ridge.
Knott and Helm Crag lies the depression of Bracken Hause at around
There being a couple of rocky knolls of similar height
the summit point could be debated, but custom and practice has resulted
in a cairn on the western outcrop.
There is an all round view
although perhaps not as expansive as could be expected from the centre
of the District but it can be improved slightly by moving east along the
The fell is most commonly climbed as part of a circuit of
Greenburn following a good path, but ascents from Grasmere via either
flank of Bracken Hause are also possible.
routes near Gibson Knott