Rannerdale Knotts

Details
Grid Ref NY 167 182
Height 1,160 ft

Rannerdale Knotts is short, low ridge just outside the lovely village of Buttermere. The eastern end of the ridge is gently sloping, grassy and blends in nicely with the lower section of Whiteless Pike. In stark contrast to this, the western end next to Crummock Water drops abruptly down to Rannerdale in a confusion of rocks and crags.

The fell itself offers a reasonable amount of shorter walks for people to choose from, not least of which includes a route through the little valley of Rannerdale. Should you choose to come this way during late spring, you'll witness a display of bluebells which is simply stunning.

This is another fell I keep up my sleeve for those days when conditions aren't great or when time is scarce.

 
Location maps
 
 

Route suggestions

Route suggestion: Car park Nr Rannerdale Farm - Rannerdale - Low Bank - Rannerdale Knotts
2.1 mile / approx 1000 ft ascent
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This is a lovely short walk which I could just about get away with describing as walking in a miniature landscape. You have the little valley of Rannerdale and then the short ridge walk to the summit of Rannerdale Knotts.

During the season for bluebells (late spring) please make the effort to de-tour across to look at the flowers or better still, you could start the walk at one of the car parks near Rannerdale Bridge.


 

Route suggestion: Buttermere Church - Buttermere Village - Low Bank - Rannerdale Knotts
1.6 mile / approx 900 ft ascent
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I know there are a few different places to park in Buttermere, but I've selected the spaces above the church to start this one. Wherever you set off from in the village you're still close enough to pick up the route without too much hardship.

After a short walk out of the village you'll soon be out on the open fellside with this route. There are a number of different paths that lead up to the start of the ridge and I know might is easy to say, but as long as you're heading up hill you will end up in the right place. Once you've turned left, the route across to the summit is as straightforward as you could wish for.


Photo gallery

Rannerdale Knotts on the right, seen from Crummock Water

It's a steep route up
 
A view back across to the summit

and a steep route down
 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 21

31st December 2016
  The end of 2016 on Rannerdale Knotts 2.7 mile about 1100 ft
car park - Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - above Great Wood - road back to car
 

27th August 2016
  Rannerdale Knotts to Barrow 11.1 mile 4800 ft
Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - Whiteless Breast - Whiteless Pike - Saddle Gate - Whiteless Edge - Wandope - Wandope Moss - Grasmoor - Eel Crag - Crag Hill - The Scar - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Bsrrow - Braithwaite Lodge - Braithwaite
 

27th February 2016
  Grasmoor via the Lad Hows Ridge and then some more 7.6 mile 3800 ft more or less
Cinderdale Common - Lad Hows - Grasmoor - Crag Hill - Wandope Moss - Wandope - Whiteless Edge - Whiteless Pike - Whiteless Breast - Low Bank - Rannerdale Knotts - Rannerdale - Cinderdale Common
 

27th December 2015
  A short walk over Rannerdale Knotts 4.1 mile 1100 ft
Cinderdale Common - Squat Beck - Hause Poinet - Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - Squat Beck - Rannerdale - Cinderdale Common
 

6th July 2014
  Rannerdale Knotts and Buttermere 7.7 mile 1500 ft ascent
Near Rannerdale Farm - Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - Buttermere (village) - Buttermere (lake) - Burtness Wood - Peggy's Bridge - Gatesgarth Farm - Buttermere (lake) - Pike Rigg - Buttermere (village) - Crummock Water - Hause Point
 

26th December 2013
  Rannerdale Knotts 2.7 mile 1100 ft
Crummock Water - Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - Squat Beck - Rannerdale - Crummock Water
 

9th March 2013
  Rannerdale Knotts and a short section of Crummock Water 3.3 mile 1200 ft
Near Rannerdale Farm - Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - High House Crag - Crummock Water - Hause Point - Near Rannerdale Farm
 

31st August 2012
  Raining on Rannerdale Knotts 2.7 mile 1100 ft
Crummock Water - Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - Squat Beck - Rannerdale - Crummock Water
 

23rd December 2011
  Rannerdale Knotts and Rannerdale 2.7 mile 1100 ft
Crummock Water - Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - Squat Beck - Rannerdale - Crummock Water
 

31st July 2011
  Rannerdale Knotts and a short section of Crummock Water 3.3 mile 1200 ft
Near Rannerdale Farm - Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - High House Crag - Crummock Water - Hause Point - Near Rannerdale Farm
 

30th December 2010
  Rannerdale Knotts 3.3 mile 1200 ft
Near Rannerdale Farm - Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - High House Crag - Crummock Water - Hause Point - Near Rannerdale Farm
 

19th June 2010
  Jackets in June - Knott Rigg to Rannerdale Knotts 8.6 mile 3400 ft
Newlands Hause - Knott Rigg - Ard Crags - Sail - The Scar - Crag Hill - Wandope - Wandope Moss - Grasmoor - Wandope Moss - Whiteless Edge - Whiteless Pike - Low Bank - Rannerdale Knotts - near Rannerdale Farm
 

3rd April 2010
  The end of the day was best, and well worth waiting for 1.8 mile 820 ft
Rannerdale Farm - Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - path above Hause Point - Rannerdale Farm
 

24th April 2009
  Rannerdale Knotts 4.8 mile 1300 ft
Lanthwaite Green - below Grasmoor - Cinderdale Common - Rannerdale - Low Bank - Rannerdale Knotts - Crummock Water - B5289 back to Lanthwaite Green
 

17th December 2008
  A figure of eight from Buttermere - Rannerdale Knotts and a circuit Butternere 7.6 mile 1200 ft
Buttermere - Road above Crummock Water - Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - Buttermere - Wilkinsyke Farm - Buttermere shore line - Gatescarth Farm - Peggy's Bridge - Burtness Wood - Scale Bridge - Buttermere
 

2nd March 2008
  Rannerdale Knotts 4 mile 1360 ft
Cinderdale Common - Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - Rowantree Beck - Rannerdale Beck - Cinderdale Common
 

27th August 2007
  A short walk on Rannerdale Knotts 4 mile 1430 ft
Cinderdale Common - Rannerdale - Rannerdale Knotts - Crummock Water - Cinderdale Common
 

11th June 2006
  Stoneycroft to Crummock Water via Causey Pike, Rannerdale Knotts and everything in between. 6.3 mile 3606 ft
Stoneycroft - Rowling End - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - Sail - Crag Hill - Wandope - Whiteless Pike - Rannerdale Knotts - Hause Point
 

8th October 2005
  2nd walk of the day - Rannerdale Knotts. 2.3 mile 978 ft
Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - High Rannerdale
 

8th May 2005
  A visit to the Rannerdale Bluebells. 3.8 mile 144 ft
Cinderdale Common - High Rannerdale - Low Bank - Rannerdale Knotts - Crummock Water - Rannerdale Common
 

6th November 2004
  A short walk up Rannerdale Knotts. 2.5 mile 1168 ft
B5289 - Crummock Water - Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - Sheepfold - Rowentree Beck - Squat Beck - High Rannerdale - Dale How
 



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