Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rannerdale Recce

Rannerdale Knotts is famous for being the scene of a battle between Norman invaders and Britons and Norsemen.  The Britons and Norsemen apparently lured the Normans into the valley before launching a surprise attack.  The other thing the area is famous for is bluebells.  Our plan was a quick run around Rannerdale Knotts and a recce of the bluebell situation.

Setting off up to the point where the paths cross up to Whiteless Breast and down the valley.    Sour Milk Gill, Red Pike, High Stile and Chapel Crags visible over Buttermere lake.

Newlands Pass on the side of Buttermere Moss

nice to be at this point, this is the way down towards Crummock Water
nice easy run down

beautiful but I can't see bluebells

hang on....

getting there.
back on the road and running towards Rannerdale Knotts

Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks in view at the far end of Buttermere

about 4.5 miles all in.

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