Height: 426 metres / 1398 feet Grid reference: NY 17248 19309
Start point: Rannerdale Bridge (NY 163 192)
Rannerdale Bridge – Lad Hows (534) – Grasmoor – Crag Hill – Wandope – Thirdgill Head Man – Whiteless Pike – Whiteless Breast – Low Bank – Rannerdale Knotts – 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 on…