The North Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
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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 Câ€™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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