Rannerdale Knotts

Rannerdale Knotts

North Western Lake District

Route: Rannerdale Knotts

Area: North Western Lake District

Date of walk: 5th January 2016

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 3.0 miles

Ascent: 1,000 feet

Weather: Cloudy, a few bright spells and some light rain

Rannerdale is famed for its amazing display of bluebells in May, unusual as they grow on open fellside instead of their usual woodland habitat (click here for last year’s visit). There would be no such spectacle today, but Rannerdale Knotts is a great little fell and worth a visit at any time of the year

I parked in the National Trust car park at Hause Point and from here the ascent starts almost immediately. It’s a steep but quite short climb, and within a few minutes I was at the summit enjoying lovely views over Crummock Water and Buttermere

From here I made my way across the knobbly summit ridge known as Low Bank, which leads to the south top. I then descended into Rannerdale valley following the path beside Squat Beck with views of Crummock Water and Loweswater ahead of me

On reaching the northern end of the fell I followed a path below the crags back to the car park to end a short but superb walk

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