Rannerdale Knotts

Height: 1,160 Feet - 355 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 167 182
Area: North Western
Ordnance Survey: OL4
Wainwright Guidebook: Six

Rannerdale is seen by most visitors to Buttermere – but only as a farm and a cottage and a patchwork of fields on the shore of Crummock Water: a pleasant green oasis in the lap of shaggy fells, but remarkable.

Rannerdale has a place in history as the setting of a fierce battle in which the Norman Invaders were ambushed and routed by the English in the years after the conquest.

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!!


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Rannerdale Knotts during Bluebell season.

Rannerdale Knotts.

Rannerdale Knotts andLow Banks seen over Squat Beck.

Rannerdale Knotts.


The Rannerdale Bluebells.

The Rannerdale Bluebells.


There are 3 walks to choose from including Rannerdale Knotts

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 29 Rannerdale Knotts to Barrow

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27th August 2016
ASCENT: 5,898 Feet - 1,798 Meters
MILES: 15.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 13, Rannerdale Knotts - Whiteless Pike - Wandope - Grasmoor - Whiteside - Hopegill Head - Grisedale Pike - Eel Crag (Crag Hill) - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - Outerside - Barrow
ROUTE: Rannerdale Farm - Rannerdale Knotts - Whiteless Breast - Whiteless Pike - Whiteless Edge - Wandope - Grasmoor - Coledale Hause - Sand Hill - Whiteside - Hopegill Head - Grisedale Pike - Coledale Hause - Eel Crag (Crag Hill) - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - High Moss - Outerside - Barrow Door - Barrow - Braithwaite

The Rannerdale Bluebells

18th May 2014
ASCENT: 2,677 Feet, 795 Meters
MILES: 7.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Whiteless Pike – Wandope – Rannerdale Knotts
ROUTE: Cinderdale Common – Rannerdale – Squat Beck – Whiteless Breast – Whiteless Pike – Whiteless Edge – Thirdgill Head Man – Wandope – Wandope East Ridge – Track Above Sail Beck – Third Gill – Bleak Rigg – Low Bank – Rannerdale Knotts – Hause Point – Rannerdale – Cinderdale Common

The NW Fells from Lanthwaite Green

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20th January 2011
ASCENT: 1,814 Meters, 5,951 Feet
MILES: 8.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, White Side, Hopegill Head, Wandope, Whiteless Pike & Rannerdale Knotts

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