Buttermere and Rannerdale Knotts - and a Little Sunshine


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June 17th 2012
Published: July 18th 2012
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Arrived in the wet for a few days in Buttermere. The forecast wasn't great but then again, if you wait for decent weather in the UK, you'd never get out.

Started this walk with a clockwise circuit of Buttermere and walking as far as the village. Then, in a break in the weather, entered the woods surrounding Mill Beck and climbed up, eventually reaching open country.

A short, steep climb then led to a grassy path heading up to the eastern end of Low Bank. The weather was getting better all the time, although a wind was blowing.

Walking along the ridge to Rannerdale Knotts afforded great and extensive views taking in Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater, as well as the Solway Firth and Scotland.

Lunch was taken at the summit of Rannerdale Knotts, before beginning the steep descent and back to the house.


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