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Date & start time: Sunday 23th November 2008. 12.15 pm start.
Location of Event : Hause Point car park, Rannerdale Valley, Cumbria Uk. ( NY 163 184 )
Places visited : Rannerdale Knotts, Low Bank and back via the front of the fell.
Walk details : 2.5 mls, 875 ft of ascent, 1 hour 50 mins.
Highest point : Rannerdale Knotts 1160 ft ( 355m)
Walked with : Myself (Ann) Jo and the dogs, Jodie, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : One heavy rain shower then it cleared. A rather cool breeze today.
Crummock water from Rannerdale.
Jo was planning to leave in the middle of the afternoon so a short walk was needed today.
We choose a local favourite, Rannerdale Knotts. A small fell with great views up and down the valley.
We climb up the first part of the fell side, leaving our car down there in the small car park at the base of the crags.
It is a short, steep ascent
but looking behind us we can see that the rain storm is fast approaching from the direction of the Lorton Valley.
Further up the climb the rain and strong winds ease off.
Loweswater can now be seen in the distance.
Jo admires the view.
Harry and Bethan prefer to indulge in a spot of play fighting but Jodie does not want to join in !
Harry and Bethan have problems controlling their ears in the wind !
Hold your cursor over the picture to see what I mean.
The poor weather clears away leaving us with a sunnier view of Crummock and Loweswater.
Mellbreak is to the left with Low Fell at the far end.
Jo and Jodie leave the northern viewpoint to join me on the summit.
Grasmoor has a cloudy hat . . .
but Whiteless Pike is free from cloud.
Looking towards the southern summit of Rannerdale Knotts.
Robinson is hidden by cloud, High Snockrigg is the clear fell in the middle of this photo.
Fleetwith Pike with Honister Crag behind Buttermere, Haystacks is to the right.
Jodie looking very regal above Rannerdale Valley.
Ground zero . . back at the lake Bethan and Harry tussle over a discarded oven glove !
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Technical note: Pictures taken with with Ann's Ixus 75 Digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . suitable litter for the dogs to play with when there are no sticks around !
Previous walk - 22nd November 2008 Dale Head with Jo
A previous time up here - 4th April 2007 A Rannerdale Scramble with the boys