Steel Knotts - Pikeawassa

A short circular walk over an interesting summit in a beautiful area. Starting relatively high at St Peter's Church, Martindale on the east side of Ullswater, the walk starts with a gentle traversal along the side of the valley before gaining the ridge and heading for the craggy summit.

To get back to the start point you could descend along the ridge bearing right to Steel End and taking the bridleway back to the church. Or bear left instead and drop through Birkie Knott. The latter seemed more interesting on a clear if less frequented path with very steep grass slopes and crags to negotiate. Great in descent but rather brutal in ascent and certainly not recommended in poor visibility.