Caer Mote

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Caer Mote
The Battery, north of Caermote, near Bothel - - 75018.jpg
"The Battery", earthwork on Caer Mote
Highest point
Elevation 285 m (935 ft)
Coordinates 54°43′38″N 3°14′59″W / 54.7272°N 3.2497°W / 54.7272; -3.2497Coordinates: 54°43′38″N 3°14′59″W / 54.7272°N 3.2497°W / 54.7272; -3.2497
Location Cumbria, England
OS grid NY196376

Caer Mote is a small hill in the north of the English Lake District near Bothel, Cumbria. Its summit at 920 feet (280 m) lies just outside the boundary of the Lake District National Park. It offers a view of Bassenthwaite Lake from its summit, upon which is an ancient earthwork enclosure of undetermined age, known as "The Battery".[1] Under the name Caermote Hill it is the subject of a chapter of Wainwright's book The Outlying Fells of Lakeland.[2] Wainwright's route is an ascent from Bothel via the northern summit St. John's Hill at 935 feet (285 m)[3][4] in an anticlockwise circuit.

There are traces of a 1st-century AD Roman fort to the east of the summit.[5]


  1. ^ Historic England. "The Battery (9445)". PastScape. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Wainwright, A. (1974). "Caermote Hill". The Outlying Fells of Lakeland. Kendal: Westmorland Gazette. pp. 206–209. 
  3. ^ St John's Hill is listed in the index to Wainwright's book, but is not mentioned on the first page of the chapter as is his convention for named or nameless summits.
  4. ^ "Database of British and Irish Hills". Retrieved 4 May 2012.  Source for height of St. John's Hill
  5. ^ Historic England. "Caermote Roman Fort (9904)". PastScape. Retrieved 4 May 2012.