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Rannerdale Knotts

Rannerdale Knotts

Grid Reference: NY 16730 18251
Height: 355 metres/1165 feet

"This is Rannerdale Knotts, a mountain in miniature, and a proud one. Not even Gable has witnessed a real battle! And, what's more, our side won!!"
A Wainwright

The lowly ridge of Rannerdale Knotts rises above Buttermere and Crummock Water, enclosing the picturesque valley of Rannerdale from the main valley, making a fine low ridge, connected to the foot of the Whiteless Pike ridge just above the village of Buttermere.

The Rannerdale Valley was the setting for a historic battle, where Norman invaders were ambushed and repelled by the English. Rannerdale is now known as the Bluebell Valley, each year in sprint the valley is carpeted with bluebells, visible from the surrounding summits.

  1. Rannerdale Knotts: Private Guiding

    Distance: 8km / 5 miles
    Ascent: 300m / 1000ft
    Duration: 3 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 12:1

    A beautiful smaller summit above Crummock Water with views all round

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