Friday 9th May 2008
(NY 163 192)
Rannerdale Bridge -
Thirdgill Head Man
- Whiteless Breast - Low Bank -
- Rannerdale Bridge
Distance: 7.5 miles
Total Ascent: 1080 metres
Time Taken: 3 hours 30 minutes
Weather: Dull with showers. 19oC.
There were two reasons to come to Buttermere
today - to walk the Lad Hows ridge to Grasmoor and to see
the Rannerdale Bluebells out in force. A third reason was
that it has been warm and sunny all week, surely there would
be more of the same today, or would there? I thought so as I
headed off in shorts and tee shirt with plenty of sun block
Grasmoor from Cinderdale Common.
Rannerdale Knotts from the start of the climb
to Lad Hows.
Casper manages to keep still whilst the water
flows around him in Cinderdale Beck.
Mellbreak across Crummock Water.
High Stile and Red Pike beyond Rannerdale
Casper on Lad Hows.
The climb to Grasmoor from Lad Hows.
Layers of fells - the Scafells beyond Great
Gable and Robinson beyond Whiteless Pike.
Buttermere from Grasmoor.
Heading for Crag Hill from Grasmoor in an odd
light. The path appears continuous from here but actually
dips sharply down at the point.
Thirdgill Head Man and Whiteless Pike from
The summit of Crag Hill.
Casper spots the rain coming in from Keswick.
That'll wash the sun block off! Derwent Water
between Outerside, Barrow and Causey Pike
Descending to Wandope.
Grasmoor from Wandope.
The view from Wandope looking over Newlands
It was bucketing down with rain now
descending Whiteless Edge to Whiteless Pike from Thirdgill
Crummock Water and Loweswater from the
Great Gable, Pillar and Haystacks across
High Stile from Rannerdale Knotts.
Mellbreak across Crummock Water from the
desecnt of Rannerdale Knotts.
Heading into Rannerdale.
All Bluebells are blue.
Mellbreak and Rannerdale.
Casper in Bluebell city.
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