Rannerdale Knotts

Rannerdale Knotts

North Western Lake District

Route: Rannerdale Knotts

Area: North Western Lake District

Date of walk: 27th November 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 3.0 miles

Ascent: 800 feet

The cloud was down low and I abandoned all thoughts of a high level walk. I had a couple of walks in mind in the Borrowdale area, but as I drove past Rannerdale Knotts the fell seemed to be clear on top so I made a spur of the moment decision to park at its foot and climb to the top

As it turned out, I backed the wrong horse – the clouds were getting lower and moving quite quickly so that by the time I arrived at the summit there were no views at all. This was a real shame since Buttermere, Crummock Water and the surrounding fells are well seen from here

I walked through the mist along the summit ridge to the southern end and returned along Rannerdale valley, a very easy descent

I’m afraid that the photos below reflect the overcast and dull weather

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