Rannerdale Knotts

Rannerdale Knotts

Western Lake District

Route: Rannerdale Knotts

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 14th October 2016

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 3.0 miles

Weather: Mixed cloud and sun

For anyone who only has a couple of hours to spare yet wants to climb a lakeland fell, Rannerdale Knotts is a good choice. Its lowly stature is belied by its rugged and rocky nature. When seen from the north an ascent of the fell appears to be a dangerous undertaking. Rannerdale Knotts is a Scafell in miniature and there is a sense of climbing a mountain rather than a hill, but there are no dangers at all

I parked in the small car park by Hause Point and walked along the Buttermere road for a few yards before turning off to follow a steep path uphill to the north top of the fell. Progress has been made easier in recent years by the addition of a rocky staircase. After reaching the north top of the fell I followed the path along the summit ridge, known as Low Bank, before descending into Rannerdale

The valley is famous for its bluebells (click here to see this spectacle). It’s an easy descent down the valley beside Squat Beck and as there were no bluebells to slow my progress today I was soon back to the start of a short but very sweet walk

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