Rannerdale Knotts

This delightful walk is a must during the month of May when the Bluebells provide a stunning display of bold colour. Your ascent to the top is rewarded with spectacular views of Crummock Water.

The Route

Views of Crummock Water & Rannerdale Knotts

Views of Crummock Water & Rannerdale Knotts

This circular route starts with a gentle walk through the beautiful Rannerdale Valley that is covered in a blanket of Bluebells during the month of May. The path winds around back of the fell alongside the beck (stream), until you reach Grid Ref NY 179 177.

Here you turn back on yourself to begin the ascent up the ridge. Rest at the top and admire the view, before attempting a descent down the lake side of the fell, heading towards Hause Point. This section of the path is very steep and younger children may find it difficult.

Useful Information

Parking: There is a limited amount of free parking available in the National Trust car park at the foot of Rannerdale Knotts, just off the B5289 that runs alongside Crummock Water. Grid Ref NY 163 183

Start Point: Grid Ref NY 163 183 – The car park has a clearly marked gate at the end furthest from the lake with a clearly marked path

Summit: Grid Ref NY 166 182; 355 metres above sea level

Distance: Approximately 3.5 miles

Terrain: Mixture of gravel and grass paths; Steep in places, particularly the descent

Total Time (Ascent & Descent): 2 hours

Suitable For: Adults with moderate fitness; Older children (Younger children can do the first section with ease)


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