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Name:Rannerdale Knotts
Hill number:2502
Height:355m / 1165ft
Parent (Ma):2372  Grasmoor
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - North Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Tump (300-399m), Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger
Grid ref:NY 16727 18251
Summit feature:cairn
Col:289m  NY176178  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89
(1:25k) OL4S
Observations:rock 2m S of cairn is actually the highest point
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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From Parking area near Buttermere Church. Up and along the ridge to the summit cairn - returned via the same route. Great views in both direction whilst the bigger fells were shrouded in mist. 4th Wainwright for the BumpJephcote8324/12/2019
Large group work, in the mist. Cold day but soon warmed up when climbing up these peaks. Afternoon was much nicer weather wise. Parked some vehicles at Lanthwaite Green, and others in Buttermere to grab a well earned pint at the end of the walk. Mark, Brett and I ran up to Rannerdale Knotts in order to achieve this peak, whilst the others strolled off the top of whiteless pike. Grabbed a nice pint at the Fish. Group were Baz, Mat, Ian p, Andy g, Dan, Brett, Andy m, mark, geoff, zander and Lyndon.Jim Baz16/11/2019
From Rannerdale via Squat BeckBheinn12/11/2019
Bank holiday Sunday- (Record breaking temperatures in Uk) walked up from campsite at buttermere without rucksack, spectacular views and hot weather.Joel45125/08/2019
With Mum and DadCora Thorny14/07/2019
From Buttermeredgresty15/05/2019
Parked at Crummock water at the start of the path up to Rannerdale Knotts. Easy route to follow a bit rocky in sections and steep. with Richie and Lewis and Ava-Rose.Zoe Little11/05/2019
May Day Bank Holiday! Small but fun!apshepherd06/05/2019
From Buttermere CP - Rannerdale Knotts - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - Aikin Knott - Ard Crags - Ill Crag (Newlands) - Knott Rigg - CPscreeleep26/04/2019
Up via Rannerdale, back via the South flank.AJF23/04/2019
Accidentally turned off my Garmin. Soggy day, but a great walk. With Trish, Joanna, and Akira. We broke the dog. Steps at the end of the walk were a bit of a nightmare in the wet though.DAB8118/03/2019
From Buttermere. With LP.wombourne03/01/2019
Steep ascent on a cloudy dayejjohnstone28/12/2018
With Bonnie and Bazanimymous16/12/2018
with Gus- Rannerdale Knotts, Whiteless Pike and Lad HowsAbiD28/10/2018
On round with Fran, Peter and LeeAnn starting up Gasgale Gill taking in Crag hill, Wandhope, Whiteless Pike (Frans last Wainwright!!!).Inez21/10/2018
With JGCW02/10/2018
From Lanthwaite Green car park with Manchester Hiking. Whin Ben, Whiteside West Top,Gasgill Crags Whiteside East top, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, Grasmoor, Wandope, Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts. Bit windy and cold on the tops but amazing visibility; could see as far as the Mull of GallowayLazylizzie29/09/2018
Via Rannerdale Beckdavidsharpe2323/09/2018
Yens birthday hike.Mountainhikes12/09/2018
With Neil, Emma and Bevsimon and co29/08/2018
Sunny day with a hill to myself. :)DAB8107/07/2018
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran, Nick Holmes, Sophie Holmes, Andy Dugdale, Faye Abel, Louie & Alfie. (Start/Parking point) Cinderdale - Lad Hows - Grasmoor - Wandope - Whiteless Pike - Whiteless Breast - Low Bank - Rannerdale Knotts - Hause Point - Cinderdale.redbob02/06/2018
From Cinderdale up Squat beck to the sheepfold then along the ridge and down the front with DW DS5 DD3 Mark and Rexdog.Hundreds walking today but DD3 was the youngest! Bluebells were magnificentnukeboy120/05/2018
A walk to see the bluebells, carried on up the valley, cut up to the ridge at the top and along the ridge to the top, great views, lovely sunny day. Dropped straight down to the car.Mark T16/05/2018
From Newlands we tried to park in Buttermere but it was packed. after driving around and shouting at an old woman we gave up and headed to Crummock water. found the perfect free parking and headed on the unplanned route. start was very simple before it got steep working our way up the very steep and busy gully. such a great challenging route. As we approached the summit Buttermere opened up through a mini Great door. Such a great summit and we just chilled over looking the 2 lakes and haystacks and co. from there we headed the same way down. didn't take long to get back to the car. from here we crossed the road to have a picnic on the beach. I lost my phone and my mind but luckily Bec found it so we chilled on the beach skimming stones and enjoying life. after I took some artsy fartsy pictures we headed into Keswick for an ice cream, a pint and a poo before heading back to the tent for Hotdogs in the rain. both shattered we watched Free birds in the car on the ipad before getting in thScotty 2 Hotty12/05/2018
Went back to get this one after deciding no Monday that the route from the lake would be steep and best walked up rather than down. Turned out not to be as bad as expected as a lot of work has been done on the path lower down. That said it would be slippery if wet so best done this way I think. only 30 mins to the summit and rewarded with good views. Gentle walk down the other side and back to the car park. Went with Chris. Left car at 0930 and back by 1055karentracey04/05/2018
Family stroll from Buttermere.Chopperbrown21/02/2018
Brilliant snowy day on the fells. Parked at the base of Rannerdale Knott ran along the road before turning off to climb Whiteside, Hopegill Head, Grasmoor, Wandhope, Whiteless Pike Rannerdale Knotts then stopped of on the way back over Whinlatter to bag Graystones.Stu Percival13/02/2018
From Cinderdale Common ascent of Whiteside via Whin Ben and on to Hopegill Head and Sand Hill. On to Wandope Moss and descent to Bleak Rigg via Whiteless Pike. Ascent of Rannerdale Knotts via Whiteless Breast and Low Bank.raymooremanx13/01/2018
Parked near Hause Point, Rannderdale Knotts, Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Grassmoor, Sand Hill, Hopegill Head, Whiteside, back along road from Lanthwaite. Cold, with snow on Wandope and Grassmoor.Fell_wanderer29/11/2017
With Mora and JohnBLACKHILL18/11/2017
LUUHC Rain, low wind, low vis on topsCallumS22/10/2017
Out and back from Buttermere YHA on an afternoon plagued with vicious rain squalls. Pretty stiff climb at first but well worth it for what is a lovely little ridge, rocky at times and with great views. Just make sure you carry on past all the false summits! Enjoyed the Sty cake in the Buttermere tea room afterwards.wheresthepath24/09/2017
Run down Rannerdale and back up to summit from Buttermere YHA.twg2730/08/2017
Walk with family. That's quite a steep climb.longwayround 12/08/2017
From Lanthwaite Farm. On a big horseshoe, bagging 6 Wainwrights in all and finishing the NW Fells Book. Whiteside, Hopegill Head, Grizedale, Wandope, Whiteless Pike and a rather weary Rannerdale Knotts.jpitches09/08/2017
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. A beer at The Bridge Hotel and ice creams at Syke Farm. Pleasant walk back to Buttermere Hause.Dangerous Dave09/08/2017
Bagged after descending Whiteless Pike.alanm907/08/2017
1st one of the dayCyclistno125/07/2017
Second visit. Strolled up from Buttermere with Smoky and Leo late in the afternoon after doing Haystacks earlier. Very hot sunny day.Skip08/07/2017
Began at 5.30pm after day of heavy rain. Could just see summit from Buttermere village. Visibility improved and enjoyed views over Crummock Water whilst carefully descending. Completed 7.30pm.Peak Rambler04/07/2017
Lanthwaite -> Whin Benn -> Whiteside West Top -> Whiteside -> Hope Gill Head -> Sand Hill -> Eel Crag -> Crag Hill -> Wandope -> Thirdgill Head Man -> Whiteless Pike -> Rannderdale Knotts -> Lanthwaitebriandiggle22/06/2017
Rannerdale Knotts circular. From the Rannerdale CP on the bend at the end of Crummock Water. Straight up to the summit and returning via Low Bank and Squat Beck.Butty20/06/2017
With S on a circuit of Crummock Water, up the steep side and down the ridge. Lovely views.aucuparia15/06/2017
Whin Rigg, Whiteside Whiteside East top, Gasgill Crags,, Hopehead Gill, Sand Hill, Grasmoor, Wandope, ThirdgillHead Man, Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts 11.7 miles great walkTobo196913/06/2017
From Lanthwaite Green Farm Whin Ben Scramble to Whiteside Whiteside east top Gasgale crags Hopegill Head Sandhill In cloud to Grasmoor Wandope Thirdgill Head Man Whiteless Pike Rannerdale Knotts Ending at the Kirkstile InnWifey201613/06/2017
Time approximateDebconlin24/05/2017
Did this with Deb Conlin and also an ascent of Whiteless Pikejonesj224/05/2017