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Date & start time: Tuesday 17th February 2009. 10.30 am start.
Location of Event : Hause Point car park, Rannerdale, Cumbria Uk. ( NY 163 184 )
Places visited : Rannerdale Knotts and back via Squat Beck.
Walk details : 2.5 miles, 825 ft of ascent, 1 hr 50 mins
Highest point : Rannerdale Knotts 1,160ft 355m
Walked with : Simon, Beth, Ann and the dogs, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Overcast with low cloud that didn't rise at all.
Ann, Beth and Simon at the summit of Rannerdale Knotts
Tuesday morning Simon and Beth were visiting and a local walk was on the cards.
The cloud was down and so a low level outing was the order of the day.
Rannerdale would be suitable for us, for Beth and for the dogs.
Smile please . . . you're out on a walk !
Normally it's the teenagers that have the long faces !
The footpath and the bridle way up the first part of Rannerdale Knotts.
Now the bracken is down the old zig-zag track, that took horses and small carts in days of old, can be seen rising to the right.,
The breeze causes slight ripples on the lake below.
Low Fell and Mellbreak are covered with cloud but Lanthwaite Hill is just about clear.
Leaving the old Buttermere track, we take the path directly up the face of the fell.
We paused at the second flat bluff on the climb.
It seems that Buttermere and the fells at the head of the valley are faring no better with the weather.
The Bungle Bungles ahead . . . no just the crags on Rannerdale . . . perception distorted by the mountain mist.
Harry stands at the top and looks down at what there was of a view.
All smiles now as everyone reaches the summit.
We 'talked' our way along the ridge until we passes Low Bank
then we found the path off the side and cut down to Squat Beck Valley.
The sheep fold in the valley marked the point at which our view returned.
The narrows of Rannerdale Valley.
Ann makes her way down alongside the beck.
The current lack of breeze has improved the reflections on the lake.
Here we return to the car at the end of the walk.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with with my Cannon G7 or Ann's Ixus 75 Digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . a map and compass, or local knowledge !
Previous walk - 15th February 2009 Mist covered Lords Seat and Barf
A previous time up here - 30th June 2008 Rannerdale Knotts afternoon