Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Rannerdale Knotts after work fell run

Rannerdale Knotts is a fairly small fell but it is beautifully situated prominently on the Crummock Water shoreline.  I walked up here in horrible weather in December and came, too early as it turned out, to see the famous Bluebells in April.  Tonight, I just fancied a quick run somewhere where I couldn't get lost so I parked up at the car park just before Hause Point and set off on the path that is signposted a bit further along the road that eventually leads to the summit.

across Crummock Water to Melbreak, another great run but take the steep side first
the path soon gains height - steep sides of Melbreak more obvious now
Hause Point below (good swimming spot) and Low Ling Crag and High Ling Crag across Crummock Water.  The cars on the road give a sense of height and scale
Whiteless Pike on the right and Whiteless Edge behind with Rannerdale Beck weaving its way between these and Lad Hows on the left from the top of Rannerdale Knotts
over Buttermere towards L-R Robinson, Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks on the far right.  The summit cairn of Rannerdale Knotts is just in front on the left of the picture.
looking East down Low Bank, Rannerdale Knott summit is behind me here
Down the historic valley Crummock Water at the bottom with Loweswater visible behind
and here is the route I took

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