walkhighlands

The Knock (Largs)

Date walked: 14/05/2021

Time taken: 1.3 hours

Distance: 4.9km

Ascent: 215m

The weather was grey but dry and I fancied a short morning's stroll so I had a quick jaunt down to Largs to do The Knock. I parked in a large lay-by on the coastal road just before the minor road signed St Phillans. I walked up this road to a junction by a bridge where a good track led into the woods. I really enjoyed this part of the walk: lots of beautiful trees lining a deep ravine on the left with glimpses of The Knock in the distance.
IMG_20210514_124258.jpg
The distant Knock
Once through 2 kissing gates, I was out on the more open moorland, still on a path but pretty boggy now. The route to The Knock cuts back on itself and is well signed. I just followed this path all the way to the summit trig where I stopped for a while to enjoy the views over Largs, Cumbrae and Bute. Not a bad reward for so little effort.
P1040606.JPG
The view over Largs and Cumbrae
P1040608.JPG
The view north from The Knock

our_route.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts


Click to mark this as a great report. Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).



Irish Law - success this time

Attachment(s) Date walked: 21/04/2021
Distance: 6.8km
Ascent: 332m
Views: 97


Steele's Knowe over 2 Tumps from Corb Glen

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Steele's Knowe
Date walked: 17/04/2021
Distance: 12.8km
Ascent: 491m
Views: 107


Common Hill

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Common Hill
Date walked: 16/04/2021
Distance: 8.7km
Ascent: 310m
Views: 110


Cochno Hill and The Slacks

Attachment(s) Date walked: 18/03/2021
Distance: 9.66km
Ascent: 406m
Views: 105


A walk of two halves

Attachment(s) Date walked: 30/08/2020
Distance: 17.4km
Ascent: 722m
Views: 140


Tumps up Gleann Casaig from brig o' Turk

Attachment(s) Date walked: 23/08/2020
Distance: 18.8km
Ascent: 1017m
Views: 125


Kaim Hill

Attachment(s) Date walked: 13/08/2020
Distance: 3.88km
Ascent: 158m
Views: 306


Meall Tarsuinn from A822 (Falls of Monzie)

Attachment(s) Date walked: 08/08/2020
Distance: 11.7km
Ascent: 514m
Views: 280


Deuchar Law from Kirkhouse (SUW)

Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Deuchar Law
Date walked: 21/07/2020
Distance: 12.9km
Ascent: 468m
Views: 249

rob munbett


User avatar
Activity: Hill Bagger
Pub: a good malt in a hostel
Mountain: An Teallach
Place: Kintail
Gear: my Hilleberg tent
Member: none
Ideal day out: A good hill on a clear winter's day on crisp snow - then back for venison, dark ale and a good malt with friends

Munros: 257
Corbetts: 133
Grahams: 68
Donalds: 52
Wainwrights: 40
Hewitts: 30
Sub 2000: 92



Filter reports


Statistics

2021

Trips: 5
Distance: 42.86 km
Ascent: 1754m
Sub2000s: 2

2020

Trips: 11
Distance: 127.4 km
Ascent: 5451m
Sub2000s: 1

2019

Trips: 17
Distance: 137.07 km
Ascent: 8697m
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 8
Donalds: 7
Sub2000s: 7

2018

Trips: 17
Distance: 107.35 km
Ascent: 5696m
Grahams: 4
Sub2000s: 16
Hewitts: 1
Wainwrights 1

2017

Trips: 14
Distance: 91.35 km
Ascent: 5418m
Grahams: 5
Donalds: 4
Sub2000s: 7

2016

Trips: 28
Distance: 251.86 km
Ascent: 9643m
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 16
Donalds: 7
Sub2000s: 11

2015

Trips: 12
Distance: 17.6 km
Grahams: 3
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 9

2014

Trips: 23
Distance: 11.5 km
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 7
Donalds: 4
Sub2000s: 18

2013

Trips: 20
Distance: 22 km
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 11
Donalds: 3
Sub2000s: 7

2012

Trips: 3
Munros: 2
Grahams: 1


Joined: Jan 23, 2013
Last visited: May 15, 2021
Total posts: 172 | Search posts