|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.
We followed the footpath towards Rannerdale. Rannerdale Knotts summit on the right.
Waiting for Ged to catch up. Looking across Crummock Water to Mellbreak, our destination for this afternoon.
Looking across to Starling Dodd and Great Borne. Scale Force is in the gap.
You follow the path down to the bridge.
Looking back to Mellbreak.
From the stream looking up.
Looking up to Whiteless Pike.
We crossed the bridge and headed up the path on the other side of the wall to the top of the valley.
View back to the Bluebells..
.and again before we headed up on to the ridge.
From the ridge looking over to High Stile and Red Pike.
Making for the summit.
Lunch view down Buttermere. Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks with Pillar behind.
View back to the Bluebells
Crummock Water with Loweswater beyond.
Looking across to our afternoon route down from Mellbreak to High and Low Ling Crag by the shore....it was steep!
The Gorse is very colourful.
We headed down off Rannerdale Knotts and headed back to the Bluebells and the path back to the car park.
One last look back.