Saturday, December 31, 2011

Rannerdale Knotts

A very wet fell walk today.  I had planned to do a 8 mile walk taking in Rannerdale Knotts, Knott Rigg, Ard Craggs, Sail, Eel Crag, Wanpole and Whiteless Pike.  However, following a detour up Sail Beck looking for an appropriate place to cross and a recalculation in light of the heavy rain, we doubled back meaning that Rannerdale Knotts was the only Wainwright claimed today.  According to Wainwright, book 6, Rannerdale is the setting of a fierce battle in which the Norman invaders were ambushed and routed by the English in the years following the Norman Conquest.

climbing up Rannerdale Knotts, view back over Crummock Water

looking across to Melbreak

getting higher

looking South East over Buttermere, Fleetwith Pike is to the middle left

Newland's Pass on the side of Robinson

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