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Rannerdale Knotts
355m (1165ft)

The North Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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Walk Rannerdale Knotts walking UK Mountains in The North Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Rannerdale Knotts Summit

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Kate Peacock walked up Rannerdale Knotts on September 13th, 2022 [from/via/route] Mine road from Braithwaite [with] Me & Sheila [weather] No rain, low winds & not too hot. Pretty good walking weather - Enjoyable walking from one valley to another

Claire Murray climbed Rannerdale Knotts on November 16th, 2021 [from/via/route] Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Grasmoor & Rannerdale Knotts [with] Vitor - Lovely circular with a stop in Buttermere

Richard Marchant bagged Rannerdale Knotts on June 16th, 2022 [from/via/route] Early start from Lanthwaite Green Farm north up Whin Ben & then on to Whiteside. From here it was just a case of following the narrow ridge around to Hopegill Head down Sand Hill to Coledale Hause. From here I headed South to the top of Wandope Moss then headed West up on to the summit of Grasmoor. I then back tracked to Wandope & proceeded South along Whiteless Edge on to Whiteless Pike. Continued South to Whiteless Breast before eventually turning West & climbing the ridge to Rannerdale Knotts. From here I dropped down to the B5289 & followed the road back to my car. [with] On my Own [weather] Clear hot sunny day with little or no breeze.

Chris Sheard hiked Rannerdale Knotts on May 19th, 2022 [from/via/route] Along & down from Whiteless pike - off was a lot easier than reciorded but much rnager work obvious [with] George [weather] Pleasant at ground level, heavy gusting winds, no rain brightened later later with sunshine as we completed the round - Made this ascent as part of a nice circular coming down the other side of a horse shoe

Tim Winn summited Rannerdale Knotts on February 4th, 2022 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Barry [weather] Wet & windy

Stuart Rigby conquered Rannerdale Knotts on May 2nd, 2021 [from/via/route] B2589 [with] Mandy Rigby [weather] Sunny & cloudy hardly any breeze.

Christine Shepherd scaled Rannerdale Knotts on October 25th, 2007 [from/via/route] Walked from Lanthwaite Green Climbed again on 29.04.2021 with a broken arm! Walked from the NT Carpark over the top & down into Buttermere. [with] On my own [weather] Sun breaking through cloudy skies occasionally

Claire Rigg walked up Rannerdale Knotts on September 30th, 2000 [from/via/route] Did as part of Kentmere horseshoe [with] Lesley & Lisa [weather] Overcast - Tricked my other half into this one

Richard Fulcher climbed Rannerdale Knotts on October 10th, 2020 [from/via/route] Buttermere. [with] Jen [weather] Cloudy, sunshine, chilly winds. - Walked up through the woods .. two red squirrels spotted. The walk up to the Knotts was fairly straightforward but the descent was steep, wet & slippery. Extremely tricky.

Nick Christian bagged Rannerdale Knotts on September 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Whiteless Pike [with] Karen Brown [weather] Good Sunny

Deborah Johnson hiked Rannerdale Knotts on June 2nd, 2015 [from/via/route] Road by start [with] Andy, Cait Tim, Tom, Bethan and C’s boyfriend [weather] Heavy rain on the way down

Claire Kirk summited Rannerdale Knotts on August 1st, 2018 [from/via/route] Buttermere Hostel [with] Alone [weather] Very windy & wet

Richard Banks conquered Rannerdale Knotts on February 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] Crummock Water

Simon Boddy scaled Rannerdale Knotts on September 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] Rannerdale [with] HF Holidays [weather] Sunny & clear

Neil Heywood walked up Rannerdale Knotts on July 23rd, 2018 [from/via/route] Howtown

Bill Salisbury climbed Rannerdale Knotts on August 20th, 2018 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Sue [weather] Low cloud overcast

Wayne Baxter bagged Rannerdale Knotts on February 24th, 2019 [from/via/route] National Trust Car park, across road to stile to Grassscarth Coppice, onto Low Bank & finally to the cairn & returned same route [with] Sue [weather] Sunny & warm for February

Andrew Johnson hiked Rannerdale Knotts on January 28th, 2019 [from/via/route] Cinderdale car park, Buttermere [weather] Clear & snowy

Richard Marshall summited Rannerdale Knotts on December 14th, 2018 [from/via/route] C379 [with] Bo [weather] Bright

Richard Beardsley conquered Rannerdale Knotts on October 10th, 2018 [from/via/route] Walked route c256. Final summit of this walk. [with] Gillian [weather] Beautiful sunny day but windy at height. - Parked car, (free). Commenced walk at 1030 hrs. Due to detouring to the summit of Crag Hill did not complete whole walk until 1730hrs.

Iain Jones scaled Rannerdale Knotts on July 4th, 2018 [from/via/route] Buttermere

Vic Royle walked up Rannerdale Knotts on May 19th, 2018 [from/via/route] Michelle & Steve [with] Team Wiggle [weather] vest & shorts, sweaty heads - Field of bruisebells, easy peasy

John Tippins climbed Rannerdale Knotts on March 28th, 2018 [from/via/route] Started at Lanthwaite Green, go4awalk c196, via Whiteless Pike. [with] Solo [weather] Sleet & rain showers on the way there, thick low cloud with the sun breaking through very occasionally. Quite windy on top making it cold enough for gloves - fingers freezing! Walking through fresh hail (or was it sleet?) near the summits. Towards late afternoon, as I was coming back down, the cloud lifted & the sun came out - a really beautiful day then.

Nick Dobson bagged Rannerdale Knotts on September 23rd, 2017 [from/via/route] Buttermere national trust car park, completed Rannerdale Knotts then onto Whiteless Pike [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] breezy with cloud cover & very light rain - intended to go on to Wandope & Grassmoor, but low cloud covering both tops deterred us

Craig Steeland hiked Rannerdale Knotts on June 9th, 2017 [from/via/route] From Crummock Water over the tops to Braithwaite taking in six Wainwrights [with] Sue [weather] Partly cloudy & quite cool with moderate winds - Took the bus from Braithwaite to Keswick & then another bus to Crummock Water. The second bus cost £7.70 per person one way!

Richard Wilkinson summited Rannerdale Knotts on May 5th, 2017 [from/via/route] 6 Peak Circular from Lanthwaite NT Car Park - Whiteside, Hopegill Head, Grasmoor, Wandope, Whiteless Pike & Rannerdale Knotts (finishing with a detour into the secret valley of Rannerdale). [weather] Sunny day, but with strong winds. - Good ridge walk from Whiteside to Hopegill Head - fantastic lake views from the top of Grasmoor, but difficult to stay still in the wind - enjoyable descent from Whiteless giving views of the Bluebells in the secret valley. Camera battery went on Wandope, only for me to realise that I was already using the spare!... best part of the walk with no camera! DOH!

Jo Dixon conquered Rannerdale Knotts on April 22nd, 2017 [from/via/route] Crummock water, Rannerdale Knotts, Whiteless Pike, Wandope [with] Myself [weather] Dry, sunny

Leon Harvey scaled Rannerdale Knotts on May 29th, 2016 [with] Solo

Mark Davidson walked up Rannerdale Knotts on March 12th, 2014 [with] Alone [weather] Gloriously sunny

Jon Mapp climbed Rannerdale Knotts on October 8th, 2016 [from/via/route] walk C196 [with] Suzzanné, Caroline and Robin [weather] Glorious day, light wind, good sunshine - Great views, a strenuous walk over 4000ft of climb

Andrew Joss bagged Rannerdale Knotts on October 7th, 2016 [from/via/route] Buttermere [weather] Cloudy but dry

Christina Lander hiked Rannerdale Knotts on July 25th, 2016 [from/via/route] Buttermere - Rannerdale Knotts - Buttermere [with] Dick, Kath & Mick [weather] Mostly dry but cloudy

Anthony Scott summited Rannerdale Knotts on July 20th, 2016 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] me [weather] Terrible! Thunderstorms, heavy rain but warm enough.

Victoria Bates conquered Rannerdale Knotts on February 23rd, 2016 [from/via/route] C196 from Buttermere [with] Mark [weather] Beautiful

Kevin Parnham scaled Rannerdale Knotts on October 31st, 2015 [from/via/route] Whiteless Pike [with] Jo [weather] Cloudy but lifting as we reached summit - Cloud lifted from all the fells we had walked by the time we came off Rannerdale Knotts to car

Chris Bramley walked up Rannerdale Knotts on August 8th, 2015 [from/via/route] rannerdale via whiteless pike [with] janet

Claire Lloyd climbed Rannerdale Knotts on August 22nd, 2007 [from/via/route] Car park at Crummock [with] Family

Jane Crowther bagged Rannerdale Knotts on May 4th, 2015 [from/via/route] Rannerdale [with] Thomas [weather] Sunny

Elaine Evans hiked Rannerdale Knotts on May 15th, 2015 [from/via/route] From car park at Cinderdale Common, via Lad Haws onto Grassmoor, across to Wandope & Whiteless Pike & over to Rannerdale Knotts. [with] Sue [weather] Dry, sunshine & cloud, a cold blustery wind. - First walk in several weeks so didn't do too badly. Walked back via the bluebells.

Joanne Mcgawley summited Rannerdale Knotts on April 11th, 2015 [with] Rich [weather] Horrendous wind, aborted other peaks! - 4.07 miles

David Noble conquered Rannerdale Knotts on April 17th, 2015 [from/via/route] Lanthwaite Green [with] Jack [weather] Sunny - First stay in car

Colin Egan scaled Rannerdale Knotts on March 27th, 2011 [from/via/route] From Buttermere via Low Bank [with] My wife Faith, friend Anita and Boris the cocker spaniel [weather] Good conditions, light winds

Clive Ward walked up Rannerdale Knotts on November 13th, 2014 [from/via/route] Car park next to lake [with] Ian & Gill, Conrad & Hillary, Hazel [weather] Fair, windy - Day after the last 2 Wainwrights for Ian & Conrad. Stayed at Kirkstile last night

John Nicholson climbed Rannerdale Knotts on November 7th, 2014 [from/via/route] Buttermere - Fish Inn [with] Bob & Charlie [weather] dull but no rain - Limber up walk on the rememberance weekend

Phillip Bulley bagged Rannerdale Knotts on September 9th, 2014 [from/via/route] High Rannerdale [with] Judith and Toby [weather] Sunny

Andy James hiked Rannerdale Knotts during October, 2013 [with] Suzie James

Ann Davis summited Rannerdale Knotts on April 6th, 2014 [with] andy [weather] sunny fresh - 40th birthday walk ;-)

Michael Vaughn conquered Rannerdale Knotts on June 16th, 2014 [from/via/route] Crummock [with] alone [weather] clear

Christine Knowles scaled Rannerdale Knotts on June 13th, 2014 [from/via/route] Direct from road outside Buttermere, up steep bit & back down valley [with] Graham [weather] Good

Jacqueline Debbie Tonks walked up Rannerdale Knotts on April 10th, 2014 [from/via/route] Rannerdale Car park [with] Pete Tonks [weather] Clear, dry

Raymond Barnett climbed Rannerdale Knotts on March 13th, 2014 [with] self [weather] fine

Harry Meijer bagged Rannerdale Knotts on June 11th, 2014 [from/via/route] Rannerdale Knotts,Grasmoor,Whiteside (Crummock) [with] The Lake District Walker

Gill Watson hiked Rannerdale Knotts during October, 2010 [from/via/route] from buttermere [with] Gill

Carl Murphy summited Rannerdale Knotts on November 23rd, 2013 [weather] cold dry

Tim Buckley conquered Rannerdale Knotts on August 26th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Whiteless Pike en-route to Lanthwaite Green & the car. [with] Solo walk. [weather] Very hot & sunny. - Got to the summit at 3.30pm after a long hard walk & 4000 ft of climb in total. It is a wonderful spot with views along Buttermere & Crummock Water. Its dwarfed by Grasmoor where I'd been earlier in the day. A chap came ambling along with a parasol to keep the sun off........

Dave Eyes scaled Rannerdale Knotts on August 23rd, 2013 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Christine Eyes [weather] lovely day - great views

Jeanette Coward walked up Rannerdale Knotts during July, 2013 [weather] hot

Derek Parkin climbed Rannerdale Knotts on May 24th, 2013 [with] Lynn Parkin [weather] sunny gusting winds

Doug Martin bagged Rannerdale Knotts on May 22nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Rannerdale Bridge Car Park Whiteless Pike Crag Hill Wandope Sail & up to RK [with] Fellwalkers [weather] Excellent visability if a bit windy at times making it a bit on the cold side but OK when sat in shelter out of wind in sun.

Kevan Cassley hiked Rannerdale Knotts on March 17th, 2013 [from/via/route] c379 - Rannerdale Knotts from Buttermere [with] Wife - Amanda [weather] Mixed bag of rain, snow, very cold with a bit of sun for good measure ! - Stopped at Honister Slate Mine for the tour ahead of walk. well recomended. A bit exposed one of the paths on standard route (ice) so took direct route up avioding exposed area. Amazing views today due to unexpected snow, higher crags looked like pencil drawings - amazing

Darren Mortimer summited Rannerdale Knotts on February 23rd, 2013 [from/via/route] Lanthwaite Green [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Sunshine & snow showers

Dale Verrall conquered Rannerdale Knotts on March 18th, 2012 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Les & Amber [weather] Lovely

Charlie Housley scaled Rannerdale Knotts on July 9th, 2012 [from/via/route] From the NT car park near Hause Point. [with] Solo. [weather] Not tooo cracking to start with but soon brightened up once at the top. Good views to be had all around.

John Senior has walked up Rannerdale Knotts [from/via/route] The Bridge Inn at Buttermere [with] Julie Senior [weather] wet & windy - Weather too bad to climb Whiteless Pike which was the original intention. Lakes were flooded, & we couldn't get to the Buttermere ridge

Erin Ryan, Jenny Godfrey, Karen Lythgoe, Maxine Down, Jonathan Tobin, Melanie Dunn, Paul Woodhouse, David Watson, Paul Kendell, Louis Smith, Robert Maclean, David Shaw, John Walter, David Laws, Phyllis Mcgibbon, Adrian Roberts, Dennis Brown, Elaine Grayson, Adam Shewry, Louise Sandwith, Pam Armstrong, Simon Kirkbride, David Sheret, Simon Duerden, Michael Nolan, Steve Frank, Tracey Cowell, Paul Booth, Linda Mckeogh, Richard Price, Tracey Cordes, Michael Lewis, Trevor Williams, Paul Henderson, John Cuthbert, Stephen Millington, Rob Barklamb, Andy Nicholls, Jacqui Smith and Ray O'hara have all walked, climbed & bagged Rannerdale Knotts.

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Wandope (left), Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts (right) from above Hause Point, Crummock Water

Wandope (left), Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts (right) from above Hause Point, Crummock Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (129)

Mellbreak (left) Crummock Water, Buttermere Village, Rannerdale Knotts and the shoulder of Grasmoor (right) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Mellbreak (left) Crummock Water, Buttermere Village, Rannerdale Knotts and the shoulder of Grasmoor (right) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Peter Dryden (19)

Crummock Water and Rannerdale Knotts from High Snockrigg

Crummock Water and Rannerdale Knotts from High Snockrigg

Photo: David Hayter (147)

The setting sun on the cairn on the summit of Rannerdale Knotts

The setting sun on the cairn on the summit of Rannerdale Knotts

Photo: A. Wainwright (91)

Squat Beck below Rannerdale Knotts

Squat Beck below Rannerdale Knotts

Photo: David Hayter (56)

Mellbreak, Buttermere and Rannerdale Knotts from Robinson

Mellbreak, Buttermere and Rannerdale Knotts from Robinson

Photo: Chris Brankin (28)

Path up Rannerdale Knotts

Path up Rannerdale Knotts

Photo: David Hayter (140)

Crummock Water through a field of bluebells below Rannerdale Knotts

Crummock Water through a field of bluebells below Rannerdale Knotts

Photo: Christine Shepherd (659)

Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End, High Crag (Buttermere), Mellbreak, Crummock Water, Buttermere Village, Rannerdale Knotts and the shoulder of Grasmoor from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End, High Crag (Buttermere), Mellbreak, Crummock Water, Buttermere Village, Rannerdale Knotts and the shoulder of Grasmoor from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Peter Dryden (20)

Rannerdale Knotts surrounded by a carpet of bluebells

Rannerdale Knotts surrounded by a carpet of bluebells

Photo: Christine Shepherd (655)

The summit shelter, Mellbreak, Rannerdale Knotts, Buttermere, Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail and Knott Rigg from the summit of Robinson

The summit shelter, Mellbreak, Rannerdale Knotts, Buttermere, Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail and Knott Rigg from the summit of Robinson

Photo: Chris Brankin (30)

High Stile (left) Buttermere, Mellbreak, Rannerdale Knotts, High Snockrigg and Grasmoor (right) from the summit of Fleetwith Pike

High Stile (left) Buttermere, Mellbreak, Rannerdale Knotts, High Snockrigg and Grasmoor (right) from the summit of Fleetwith Pike

Photo: Michael Lee (3)

Rannerdale Knotts from Lanthwaite Green

Rannerdale Knotts from Lanthwaite Green

Photo: David Hayter (57)

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts and Robinson beyond from Black Beck

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts and Robinson beyond from Black Beck

Photo: Andy Malcolm (71)

Crummock Water from below Rannerdale Knotts

Crummock Water from below Rannerdale Knotts

Photo: William Ringwood (58)

High Snockrigg summit with Red Pike (Buttermere) (left), Mellbreak (back centre) and Rannerdale Knotts ((right) surrounding Crummock Water in the background

High Snockrigg summit with Red Pike (Buttermere) (left), Mellbreak (back centre) and Rannerdale Knotts ((right) surrounding Crummock Water in the background

Photo: Christine Shepherd (710)

Rannerdale Knotts (foreground) and Crummack Water with Mellbreak beyond from High Snockrigg

Rannerdale Knotts (foreground) and Crummack Water with Mellbreak beyond from High Snockrigg

Photo: Mike Knipe (143)

Looking down over Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts to Crummock Water from Wandope

Looking down over Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts to Crummock Water from Wandope

Photo: Christine Shepherd (661)

Looking down over Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts to Crummock Water from Wandope

Looking down over Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts to Crummock Water from Wandope

Photo: Christine Shepherd (660)

Buttermere, Fleetwith Pike, Hay Stacks and the High Stile Ridge from the lower slopes of Rannerdale Knotts

Buttermere, Fleetwith Pike, Hay Stacks and the High Stile Ridge from the lower slopes of Rannerdale Knotts

Photo: Andy Malcolm (54)


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