Rannerdale Knotts

Name of walk Rannerdale Knotts
Date of walk 2020-02-05
Distance walked (miles) 5
Duration of walk 3 hours 30 minutes
Weather A bit dull
Peaks on walk Rannerdale Knotts
Walked with Ged
Parking Buttermere NT car park

Today I drove with Ged via the Honister Pass to Buttermere. We would be walking up to Rannerdale Knotts. This is an easy walk and under five miles long. It would include the Rannerdale ridge and the shores of Crummock Water and Buttermere.

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View across Buttermere to Fleetwith Pike (left) and Haystacks.

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Classic view of Haystacks, just a pity it's a bit dull this morning.

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I parked in the NT car park at Buttermere. View up to Rannerdale Knotts from the car park exit.

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We walked along the road until we reached Crummock Water and walked down to the shore. View over to Mellbreak.

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In the dip is the route to Scale Force and Floutern Tarn.

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Opposite the shore, on the other side of the road, is the path up to Rannerdale Knotts.

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View back. High Stile summit in cloud.

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We take the steep grassy path that heads upwards. View back.

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Lingcomb Edge on the left. There was little wind today so we got some reflections.

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Ged heading for the steep pitched path.

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The pitched path.

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The view back down.

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Loweswater now comes into view. With Darling Fell and Low Fell on the right.

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On Rannerdale Knotts summit we found this. We shall put it on our next walk summit.

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Time for a short breather.

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Grasmoor and Whiteless Pike in cloud. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.

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Looking down on Buttermere and Crummock Water.

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Fleetwith Pike now in view.

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Mellbreak.

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We head along the ridge.

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Our grassy route back to Buttermere ahead.

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View back along the ridge just before we head down. The Rannerdale valley on the right.

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We head down to views across to Red Pike.

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Two ponies in the field.

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The end of the path meeting the main road.

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We head through Buttermere down to the lakeside for lunch. Looking back at the Fish Inn and Grasmoor and Whiteless Pike, with the Rannerdale ridge below.

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View from our lunch spot across to Fleetwith Pike.

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View of the whole of the Rannerdale ridge we have just walked with Grasmoor and Whiteless Pike behind.

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Sour Milk Gill that comes down from Bleaberry Tarn.

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Ged is 80 this month but is determined to prove that you're as young as you feel!

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We had a coffee at the Croft House Farm Cafe. They have a new extension.

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Bassenthwaite Lake on our route back via Whinlatter.

The walk was just under five miles and took us three hours and forty minutes, and that includes time spent having lunch, and a coffee in the cafe. On our travels today we viewed Lake Windermere, Rydal Water, Grasmere, Thirlmere, Buttermere, Crummock Water, Loweswater and Bassenthwaite Lake…….quite the Grand Tour!

Jo.

 

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