Wednesday 4th May 2011

 

Start Point : Rannerdale (NY 163 184)

                   

Distance : 10.1 miles         Height Ascended : 700 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Grasmoor reflections.

 

Cleared for landing.

 

The head of Crummock Water and the High Stile ridge.

 

Mellbreak and the Loweswater Fells from the short climb up Rannerdale Knotts.

 

Across Crummock Water to Starling Dodd,  Gale Fell and Great Borne.

 

The High Stile ridge.

 

Rannerdale Knotts’ summit is quickly reached and the views for a relatively lowly height are amongst some of the best.

 

Grasmoor and Wandope.

 

A higher view of Starling Dodd and Great Borne.

 

Buttermere.

 

High Rannerdale - the bluebells in full bloom.

A view back along the all too short Rannerdale Knotts ridge.

 

Grasmoor from upper Rannerdale.

 

Rannerdale.

 

On the descent now heading towards the village of Buttermere.

 

Buttermere and the principle tops that make up the High Stile ridge namely High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike.

 

High Crag and High Stile.

 

Passing Grassgarth Coppice.

 

Haystacks.

 

On the western shore of Crummock Water now looking towards Grasmoor and Rannerdale Knotts.

 

Whiteless Pike and a Martha.

 

Crummock Water.

 

Across Crummock Water to Whiteside, Grasmoor, Wandope, Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts.

 

Scale Force.

 

Hetty takes the opportunity for a cooling dip at the foot of Scale Force.

 

The footbridge across Scale Beck - the red staining on the paths is due to the syenite subsoil.

 

Following the path down alongside Scale Beck.

 

Rannerdale Knotts.

 

 

Martha and Hetty topping out on Low Ling Crag!!!

 

Something has got their attention…………………..the water.

 

Rannerdale from Low Ling Crag.

 

Whiteside.

 

Looking back across Crummock Water.

 

Grasmoor and Whiteless Pike seen from near the tail of Crummock Water.

 

The Loweswater Fells.

 

A boathouse and a mountain.

 

Cinderdale Beck.

 

The Rannerdale bluebells put on their annual display.

 

Rannerdale.

 

Squat Beck.

 

Mellbreak.

 

Hyacinthoides non-scripta.

 

Rannerdale bluebells

 

Whiteless Pike above a carpet of blue……………….

 

…………………………….and again.

 

Rannerdale.

 

Martha.

 

Hetty.