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Rannerdale Knotts from Buttermere village : Monday 21 May 11 am

posted 14 May 2018, 23:46 by jenny rookes
Rannerdale Knotts  rises from the Buttermere valley and is one of the smaller Wainwright fells, with beautiful views over Crummock Water. It is worth walking at any time but,in May, the valley beneath is famous it's carpet of bluebells. 

The walk will start from Buttermere village where parking is available at various sites including a National Trust car park. We'll begin by climbing Rannerdale Knotts itself, for the view, but then retrace our steps down to the valley with its bluebells and gorse and then, after another short ascent, take a permissive path back between the two lakes, to Buttermere village. 

In all it will be about 5 miles and 283 metres of ascent on good paths but anyone who doesn't fancy the climb could miss out Rannerdale Knotts itself and linger among the flowers in the valley until re-joined by the main group.

Car Parking in the village is  limited and car sharing would be a good idea so could anyone who needs or can offer a lift please let me know and I'll try to co-ordinate things. 

Meet opposite the front of the Bridge Hotel in the centre of Buttermere at 11.00 and we'll leave by 11.15.

Hope to see you there.