8th October 2005

2nd walk of the day - Rannerdale Knotts.


Walk Overview
Time 17.10 to 18.40
Duration 1 hr 30 min
Distance 2.3 mile
Ascent 978 ft
Walking with Roger and Ann Hiley
Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - High Rannerdale
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Rannerdale Farm

Just one of a series of small car parks along this section of road . This one offering the quickest access to Rannerdale Knotts and the small valley of Rannerdale, which during the latter part of spring has one of the best displays of blue bells you'll find anywhere.

Parking is free.


Route Map

Crummock Water with Low Fell and Fellbarrow behind. Taken from the start of the path up Rannerdale Knotts.
On the way home from Ling Fell and Sale Fell I called at Loweswater to see friends, who it turned out were going to take the dogs for a walk anyway. So we decided to drive around to the other side of Crummock Water and have an evening walk up Rannerdale Knotts.

Looking down to Fleetwith Pike, the Brandreth ridge and Haystacks. High Stile and High Crag are the fells on the right of the picture.

Looking in the same direction from a little further up the path. This time with the lovely evening sunlight shining on the side of Rannerdale Knotts and Low Bank. There was still quite a bit of cloud around, but when the sun did come through the light was fantastic.

Crummock Water, Loweswater, Darling Fell, Low Fell and Fellbarrow from the start of the steepest section of the route.

Hause Point and Crummock Water.

Almost at Rannerdale Knotts summit and looking across to Grasmoor.
You would hardly believe it was the same day as when I was walking on Ling Fell and Sale Fell.

Whitelass Pike from almost the same place.

Buttermere from Rannerdale Knotts summit.

And again with the sunlight fading fast.

Crummock Water and Loweswater behind the silhouetted Rannerdale Knotts (left) and Lad Hows (right)

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Lake District Walks