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Rannerdale Knotts & Grasmoor
Introduction to Walk 2539

Photo from the walk - Rannerdale Knotts & Grasmoor

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District North Western Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Paul Brown

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 2880 feet / 873 metres

Time - 6 hours 50 minutes

Grade - moderate

This Lake District walk begins with an energetic ascent onto Rannerdale Knotts before continuing the climb over Whiteless Pike, Wandhope and Crag Hill onto the summit of Grasmoor. The walk offers superb views and a great day in the Lakeland fells. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Eel Crag, Grasmoor, Rannerdale Knotts, Wandope, Whiteless Pike. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North LakelandThis guidebook contains 57 short half to full-day walks in the northern Lake District. Walking areas include Borrowdale, Newlands, Bassenthwaite, Thirlmere, Ullswater, Haweswater and the area north of Keswick up to Caldbeck. Part of a three-volume series, and predominantly focusing on low-level walks between 2 to 9 miles, and graded for difficulty.
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