Pikestone and Knitsley Fells

Common land located in Wolsingham, Wear Valley, Durham.


Large area of open fell, located 2.5 kms S.W. of Wolshingham.


Not disputed. The Church Commissioners claim to be owners in fee simple of any minerals, and have rights to work these.

Joint ownership between three private owners.

Final.Owners registered by application.


Sheep and cattle.

Six rights entries were disputed. Seven entries relateto only parts of the unit. The one entry for cattle is limited to October and November.


  • Minor roads
  • Footpaths
  • Other Roads
  • Other Paths
  • Bridleways

Other Notes

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - North Pennines


Land Data

Common Land Name Pikestone and Knitsley Fells
County Durham
District Wear Valley
Parish Wolsingham
TVG Reg # 40
Authority Durham
Area 1498.93 hectares / 3,703.94 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 92
OS 100km Grid Square NZ03
Easting 4040
Northing 5330
OS Grid Ref 404000,533000
Min Contour 250
Max Contour 487
Median Elevation 368



Data recorded July, 1985.

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