Grey Knotts, Honister, Coast to Coast
The path does not rise to the top of Grey Knotts but circumnavigates it along the 630 metre contour. The Coast to Coast path merges with it as it begins its descent to the Honister Tramway, along a gentle, wide tongue of Grey Knotts on its northerly side. It meets the tramway at the remains of the old Drum House, a little distance down from the Hopper Quarry Slate mine. The Coast to Coast path then follows the tramway easterly, all the way to the road at Honister Pass. The Drum House was the property that housed the winding apparatus used to convey the slate wagons up and down between the mines and the workshops at Honister Hause.
There is another path to Honister from Grey Knotts that follows the ridge top from Green Gable, passing over the summit of Brandreth and then the large summit plateau of Grey Knotts. That path descends directly to Honister without using the tramway path.
Grey Knotts has a more dramatic aspect when viewed from Seathwaite, which lies to its east. The plateau's eestern slopes are steep and craggy and give rise to the steep depression of Gillercomb that lies between it and Base Brown.
Path from Grey Knotts to the Honister Tramway
Aerial view of the Grey Knotts plateau
Coast to Coast eBook
The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path
The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path is designed both as a trail guide, and as an informative and adventurous travelogue. Written by Roy David McKee, this is a must-read for anyone contemplating the walk.
The book is available from the iBooks store and has been digitally enhanced.
Features of the Book:
- Route described in detail
- Large scale detailed digital Maps of the route
- Hundreds of colour photographs that can be expanded to full page
- Photo-galleries of particular areas of interest.
- Research notes of Historic and Interesting places on the path.