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17th May 2014

Rannerdale Knotts from Grasmoor

Rannerdale Knotts from Grasmoor (on a different day)

Scroll down for photos and a description of the walk....

Scotgate Campsite

Scotgate Campsite

One of my favourite "out of the tent" views - Grisedale Pike from Braithwaite. Today, Molly and I will be heading over to Loweswater to meet another puppy and his family.

Dylan the Dog Harry

Over at The Hileys, Loweswater, Dylan and Harry await our arrival. Dylan is a couple of weeks younger than Molly and they soon engage in puppy play on the lawn.

Puppy Play
Cameras Out!


Crummuck Water

Crummuck Water

It's peak season at Rannerdale with the bluebells in full bloom. We park at Crummock Water and take the direct route up the Knotts. I have quite deliberately chosen not to show any bluebell photos, it's all a bit samey, me-too, look at "my" bluebell pics - you know what I mean!

My third time up RK and each time by a different route, how exciting is that?


Molly & Dylan

All ears, the puppies are paying attention and having a great time on the ascent. There was a competitive edge to the sheep-poo eating, Molly edging it, I think.


Mellbreak from Rannerdale Knotts

The Hileys

The Hileys

Ann and Roger with Harry and Dylan.


Me n' Molly on top of Rannerdale Knotts

Chin up and smile, Molly!


Low Snab
Low Bank

A sheepless descent along Low Bank allowing the puppies to play.



We walk down the side of Squat Beck and around the front of Rannerdale Knotts, passing hoardes of Bluebell Enthusiasts and back to the car. A very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.


Walkers: Roger & Ann Hiley, Harry, Dylan, Molly The Dog and Me

Route: Up The Knotts from Hause Point, 800ft of ascent and then along Low Bank and returning down Rannerdale.

Time taken: 2hrs 15 mins.

Greetings: Hugely popular around the blue plants, but much quieter on the tops.

Weather: Dry, sunny and quite windy at times.

Roger and Ann's "Loweswatercam"


The Rannerdale Bluebells

Rannerdale Bluebells

More Bluebells

More Bluebells

Even More #@*&)$% Bleubells!

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