Sunday 9th June 2013
After a lazy day at the campsite we headed out to Rannerdale to enjoy an early evening stroll to see the famous Rannerdale bluebells.
Start: Hause Point car park (NY 1618 1819)
Route: Hause Point car park - Rannerdale Knotts - Rannerdale - Hause Point car park
Distance: 2.75 miles Ascent: 310 metres Time Taken: 1 hour 50 minutes
Terrain: Clear tracks.
Weather: Warm and sunny.
Pub visited: Middle Ruddings Hotel, Braithwaite Ale Drunk: Derwent Brewery, Tommy Legs
Looking along Crummock Water as we start the ascent of Rannerdale Knotts.
As we climb higher we get a fine view in the opposite direction of Fleetwith Pike.
The High Stile ridge is also in view.
The summit comes into view.
A fine view of the Lad Hows ridge to Grasmoor.
All around us the fell tops are clear of
cloud and bathed in sunshine.
I spoke too soon, it's starting to look a little bit black over Fleetwith Pike.
An easy stroll soon took us along Low Bank to the head of the valley.
It was also a gentle descent along the Rannerdale Valley.
Suddenly we find ourselves surrounded by bluebells.
No seas of blue as the ferns are starting
to make there presence felt,
I would have got closer to the falls but others were waiting to take a shot.
We must try to make it here earlier in the year.
A very quiet valley.
Time to go and book a table at the Middle
Ruddings for later in the week.
Nice to see the post has been fixed
quickly. Those of you who follow the walks of
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