3rd April 2010

The end of the day was best, and well worth waiting for


Walk Overview
Time 16.35 to 18.15
Duration 1hr 40 min
Distance 1.8 mile
Ascent 820 ft
Walking with Roger and Ann Hiley
Rannerdale Farm - Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - path above Hause Point - Rannerdale Farm
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Rannerdale Farm

Just one of a series of small car parks along this section of road . This one offering the quickest access to Rannerdale Knotts and the small valley of Rannerdale, which during the latter part of spring has one of the best displays of blue bells you'll find anywhere.

Parking is free.



Well I didn't expect to to be walking here today or at least not at this time. The morning and early afternoon had been a dull affair with one shower after another so I hadn't expected to get out at all. While I was out on an errand however, I decided to drive home via Loweswater so I could call in to say hello to Roger and Ann. Once we realised the weather was clearing we decided to head across for a short walk on Rannerdale Knotts. Mainly to give the dogs some exercise, but also to satisfy our appetite for spending time on the fells.

The view down Crummock Water to Low Fell and Fellbarrow.

For a fell of such modest height Rannerdale Knotts presents you with a surprisingly steep ascent from this side.

Another view down to Crummock Water.

Almost at the summit and as the ascent eases, Whiteless Pike comes into view.

And looking around a little to the left, the bulk of Grasmoor dominates the area.

Roger "crag man" Hiley.

Looking towards the Buttermere end of the valley.


What a shame, it looks like the sheepfold next to Rannerdale Beck has all but disappeared. Obviously another casualty of the November 2009 floods.

, , , and as if by magic, Ann appears from behind the crags after taking her preferred route down the tricky section.


What a great way to end the day.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks