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Rannerdale Knotts at Easter
Date & start time: Easter Saturday 3rd April 2010, 3.30 pm start.
Location of Start : Hause Point, Crummock Water , Cumbria, Uk ( NY 163 184 )
Places visited : Rannerdale Knotts, Low Bank, Hause Point and back.
Walk details : 1.8 mls, 825 ft, 1hr 45 mins.
Highest point : Rannerdale Knotts 1160 ft ( 355m)
Walked with : Ann, David (Hall) and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Sunshine and fluffy clouds after a wet morning.
With such a poor forecast for the English Lakes this Easter
we were surprised to see the sun at all
but when the clouds rolled back yet again today it was a real bonus
to enjoy beautiful conditions once more.
A knock on our front door and David Hall was standing on the doorstep, having passed on a walk up Rannerdale before lunch due to the rain.
However as we chatted over a cuppa, the weather cleared and the sun shone on the valley and the so the idea of the walk re-emerged.
We all piled into one car . . and after parking at Hause Point, we set off up Rannerdale Knotts . . .
We looked down on the holiday traffic as it slowly manoeuvered round parking spots and passing spots on the road below us.
Looking down the northern half of Crummock to Low Fell in the distance.
A warm day now so no jackets against the wind or rain.
Two web masters vie for a photo.
Well, wouldn't you !
Buttermere was looking lovely.
The watchers were being watched . . .
Harry tried to strike the same pose . . . but got bored !
Below, Rannerdale Farm with a few new river stones to improve a boggy field entrance.
Climbing above the broken snow line now as we near the top.
The crags on Rannerdale always look lovely in the sunshine.
The last minor summit before the top, but one I have never walked over to.
Behind it is the impressive bulk of Grasmoor and the Lad How ascent route curving up to the right.
David and Ann . . . living on the edge.
Another victim of the floods appeared to be the sheepfold where the shadow cuts the green field.
Our expert today was planning a visit at some point . . . you could tell.
Whiteless Pike looked lovely in the afternoon sun,
backed as it was by a large patch of blue sky.
Grasmoor also took advantage of the afternoon sunshine.
Do you prefer it as Spring or late Winter view ?
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At the head of the valley . . . Great Gable is clear of the cloud.
High Stile Ridge has lost a lot of its snow in recent days.
One of several badger sets on the side of the fell
which would normally be hard to find in the summer season.
A shimmering lake and sunshine on the trees.
This small island is more of a destination for the summer holiday makers who bring a boat or canoe.
Looking back at Wood House
and the top end fells of Fleetwith Pike, Brandreth, Green Gable and Haystacks.
We take the old carriage road back to Hause point.
Before the road around the point was built in the 1930's, this was the road to Buttermere Village !
Back at Hause Point and the end of our walk.
Those cars sorted themselves out after all . . . and the road is clear once more.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon 75 or my Canon G10 digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . a cup of tea before the walk for a change !
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