Rannerdale Knotts and the Bluebells

Name of walk Rannerdale Knotts and the Bluebells
Date of walk 2010-05-18
Distance walked (miles) 3
Duration of walk 2 hours 30 minutes
Weather Blue skies and sunshine
Peaks on walk Rannerdale Knotts
Walked with Ged and blind Kas
Parking Cinderdale car park

On Monday morning Ged, Kas and I headed to Rannerdale to look at the bluebells and climb up Rannerdale Knotts (1160ft). An easy walk of 3.75 miles. We parked at Cinderdale car park.

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We followed the footpath towards Rannerdale. Rannerdale Knotts summit on the right.

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Waiting for Ged to catch up. Looking across Crummock Water to Mellbreak, our destination for this afternoon.

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Looking across to Starling Dodd and Great Borne. Scale Force is in the gap.

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You follow the path down to the bridge.

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Looking back to Mellbreak.

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From the stream looking up.

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Looking up to Whiteless Pike.

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We crossed the bridge and headed up the path on the other side of the wall to the top of the valley.

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View back to the Bluebells..

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.and again before we headed up on to the ridge.

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From the ridge looking over to High Stile and Red Pike.

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Making for the summit.

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Lunch view down Buttermere. Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks with Pillar behind.

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View back to the Bluebells

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Crummock Water with Loweswater beyond.

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Looking across to our afternoon route down from Mellbreak to High and Low Ling Crag by the shore....it was steep!

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The Gorse is very colourful.

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We headed down off Rannerdale Knotts and headed back to the Bluebells and the path back to the car park.

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One last look back.

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..and up!

An excellent walk for May and took us about two and a half hours.
I`ll have to repeat this with Brendan and Tom before the Bluebells fade.
Jo.
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