Author Topic: TR Rannerdale Knotts and the blubells Sat 27 Apr 19  (Read 1192 times)

April

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The forecast was for heavy rain and strong winds, not good for wild camping so we did day walks at the weekend.

We got the bus to Rannerdale to see how the bluebells were doing. As we neared Rannerdale it was raining and we almost stayed on the bus! We were pleased we didn't because the weather perked up and we had a good hour or so. We started climbing up the steep path to Rannerdale Knotts.

Over Crummock Water to Low Fell


Starling Dodd and Great Borne


We went up at Squeaky speed. Fast. Very fast.

Beefy and Squeaky on Rannerdale Knotts


It was very blustery on the top

Across to Low Fell from Rannerdale Knotts


Squeaky having a mad few minutes


She spins around and bites at the grass sometimes  :crazy2:

Rannerdale Beck from the ridge


We could see the bluebells but were we too early, would they be at their best?

Buttermere


The tops were covered with cloud

The Rannerdale Knotts Ridge path


We were going to descend into Rannerdale and then veer right into High Rannerdale

Beefy and Squeaky in High Rannerdale


Bluebells!


Bluebells in High Rannerdale


As you can see a weather front was coming in. It started chucking it down so we got the storm shelter out. It only lasted five minutes and we were on our way again.

Bluebells again


Rannerdale Knotts, Mellbreak and bluebells


Waterfall on Rannerdale Beck


We stopped for lunch here. It was blustery and it started raining so we deployed the storm shelter again.

On the way back down to Rannerdale


Rannerdale Knotts beyond the blue bells


Whiteless Pike and the lovely bluebells


We thought we had come at the right time, not too early after all. We walked to Buttermere for the bus, we had an hour to wait, better walking than standing waiting, we were cold and damp, we would only get colder waiting at Rannerdale.

Our route was Rannerdale - Rannerdale Knotts - Rowantree Beck - High Rannerdale - Rannerdale Beck - Rannerdale - Buttermere 8.9km with 320m ascent. A not bad day out, we didn't get too wet and we'd had some nice views and the bluebells were lovely. I said to Beefy when we were on the bus that we sounded very middle aged talking about going to see the bluebells  ;D It did tip it down later so we were pleased we hadn't gone camping.
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Re: TR Rannerdale Knotts and the blubells Sat 27 Apr 19
« Reply #1 on: 20:23:19, 30/04/19 »
Great pics Ape O0
Those bluebells are lovely,
Squeaky is as mad as you ya bogger ;D

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Re: TR Rannerdale Knotts and the blubells Sat 27 Apr 19
« Reply #2 on: 20:31:03, 30/04/19 »
Looks like you timed it perfectly for the bluebells, lovely photos. O0
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Re: TR Rannerdale Knotts and the blubells Sat 27 Apr 19
« Reply #3 on: 21:26:08, 30/04/19 »
Really nice photos April...and lol at Squeaky! :D
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Re: TR Rannerdale Knotts and the blubells Sat 27 Apr 19
« Reply #4 on: 22:47:06, 30/04/19 »
Ooooh Bluebells!  Rannerdale's bluebells are on my "to do" list one day.


Lovely pics as always  O0
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Re: TR Rannerdale Knotts and the blubells Sat 27 Apr 19
« Reply #5 on: 23:32:33, 30/04/19 »
Thanks April now I know where to see lots of bluebells! Saw some recently but nothing like Rannerdale.

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Re: TR Rannerdale Knotts and the blubells Sat 27 Apr 19
« Reply #6 on: 00:12:37, 01/05/19 »


........ I said to Beefy when we were on the bus that we sounded very middle aged talking about going to see the bluebells

Yes, those were the days ehh ? ....... ;D
Ahem (he says trying too get back into favour) ... nice TR and fabulous photos. No matter how much I like the views and bluebells, Squeaky steals the show  O0

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Re: TR Rannerdale Knotts and the blubells Sat 27 Apr 19
« Reply #7 on: 08:24:27, 01/05/19 »
What a spectacle the bluebells are, April! Unusual to see them out in the open like that - I suppose the bracken provides a mini forest that keeps the other vegetation down. I've only ever seen a show like that once before, some fields on the western side of the Rhinogs in Snowdonia, overlooking the sea.


"She spins around and bites at the grass sometimes  :crazy2: "


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Re: TR Rannerdale Knotts and the blubells Sat 27 Apr 19
« Reply #8 on: 08:53:58, 01/05/19 »
Lovely to see those huge swathes of bluebells. Must be quite a sight to see them in real life.  O0


Squeaky having a mad few minutes
She spins around and bites at the grass sometimes  :crazy2:


Our dog used to do that too. I'd love to know what was going through her mind at the time - she seemed happy as a sandboy anyway, the tail wagging like crazy.  ;D


Enjoyed the TR, April, thanks for sharing.  :) O0

April

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Re: TR Rannerdale Knotts and the blubells Sat 27 Apr 19
« Reply #9 on: 12:14:28, 01/05/19 »
Thanks all for the nice comments  O0

It is funny watching Squeaky having a mad half hour, she looks so happy, as if she is on something!
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Re: TR Rannerdale Knotts and the blubells Sat 27 Apr 19
« Reply #10 on: 12:30:52, 01/05/19 »
The bluebells look glorious     :)    And glad Squeaky seems to be her usual self again

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Re: TR Rannerdale Knotts and the blubells Sat 27 Apr 19
« Reply #11 on: 12:34:03, 01/05/19 »
Gorgeous pictures of the bluebells, but even better seeing the woofer back on form!!  I wish I could get the devil's little helper to have a mad half hour rather than mad whole months.

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Re: TR Rannerdale Knotts and the blubells Sat 27 Apr 19
« Reply #12 on: 20:45:44, 01/05/19 »
Great pics April, really like Rannerdale Knotts O0

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Re: TR Rannerdale Knotts and the blubells Sat 27 Apr 19
« Reply #13 on: 21:04:02, 01/05/19 »
Good photos of the hills and bluebells in those conditions. The Rannerdale bluebells in particular do seem to be famous.

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Re: TR Rannerdale Knotts and the blubells Sat 27 Apr 19
« Reply #14 on: 09:50:13, 02/05/19 »
Were there any bluebells?
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