Rannerdale Knotts

Rannerdale Knotts

North Western Lake District

Route: Rannerdale Knotts

Area: North Western Lake District

Date of walk: 20th November 2014

Walkers: Andrew and Tony

Distance: 3.2 miles

Weather: overcast, a few spots of rain

My walking companion today was Tony Bennett, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013. I first met Tony after buying a copy of his award winning photo of Crummock Water – a wonderful image of our favourite lake

Tony was in the area for a photographic conference and we agreed to meet up so that I could show him some of the local sights – and maybe I’d pick up a few tips along the way

I decided to take Tony up Rannerdale Knotts, a local fell which I’ve often climbed. It’s a rugged little mountain with good views and plenty of photographic opportunities. We parked at Hause Point and made the short but steep climb to the top of the fell, then walked along the ridge and returned to the start along Rannerdale

The scenery was as beautiful as ever but sadly the light was not, it was flat and lifeless. Even an amateur like me knows that light is the key to any good landscape photo and it was a real shame that the weather wasn’t on our side today. Nevertheless it was a really enjoyable walk – I was able to guide Tony up his first Wainwright, and in return he passed on lots of useful tips which I hope will come in useful in the future

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