Rannerdale - Lake District Walk

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 mins

Terrain: Clear tracks.

Weather: Warm and sunny.

Pub Visited: Middle Ruddings Hotel, Braithwaite    Ale Drunk: Derwent Brewery, Tommy Legs

Route Map >>


Crummock Water

Looking along Crummock Water as we start the ascent of Rannerdale Knotts.

Fleetwith Pike

As we climb higher we get a fine view in the opposite direction of Fleetwith Pike.

High Stile Ridge

The High Stile ridge is also in view.

Rannerdale Knott's summit

The summit comes into view.


A fine view of the Lad Hows ridge to Grasmoor.

Whiteless Pike

All around us the fell tops are clear of cloud and bathed in sunshine. Here Whiteless Pike dominates the view.

High Snockrigg

I spoke too soon, it's starting to look a little bit black over Fleetwith Pike.

Whiteless Pike

An easy stroll soon took us along Low Bank to the head of the valley.

Rannerdale Valley

It was also a gentle descent along the Rannerdale Valley.

Rannerdale Valley

Suddenly we find ourselves surrounded by bluebells.

No seas of blue as the ferns are starting to make there presence felt, but as this was our first visit to them we were still impressed.

Squat Beck

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.


Whiteless Pike

A very quiet valley.

Crummock Water

Time to go and book a table at the Middle Ruddings for later in the week. Might as well have a pint whilst we are there.


Nice to see the post has been fixed quickly. Those of you who follow the walks of Ann & Roger Hiley will recall that the post was broken when they visited the valley.


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