Rannerdale - Whiteless Pike - Grasmoor - Rannerdale

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Rannerdale - Whiteless Pike - Grasmoor - Lad Hows - Rannerdale

Grasmoor is the highest peak in the North Western Fells and this great walk reaches the very top of the 852m mountain. Starting off just at the base of Grasmoor, the walk heads up the nearby valley of Rannerdale. The valley is beautiful when the bluebells are out in bloom and is famous for this. The valley is surrounded on three sides by the mighty Whiteless Pike, Grasmoor and Rannerdale Knotts.

The first peak reached on this walk is Whiteless Pike and stands at 660m above sea level. The approach to the top is very steep, becomes rocky and involves some very light scrambling. The views from the top are fantastic, with the entire walk seen from a bird's-eye point of view. From there it's across Whiteless Edge, which is a ridge linking the fell to Wandope and the other North Western Fells. Wandope can be included in the walk with about a 500m detour to the east.

The route then turns west and summits Grasmoor. The top is marked by a large summit shelter and is a broad, open peak. Again the views from the top are worth the effort of the climb! The descent is a thigh-burner as the path descends Lad Hows slightly to the south. The beginning is very steep and a little rocky, but nothing difficult. After almost 750m of descent the path arrives right back to the car park at the end of Rannerdale.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - North West

Features

Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Public Transport, Waterfall, Wildlife

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16.2 Miles