Rannderdale Knotts translates in Old Norse to ‘path of the raven’. The name refers to the hill that is a very enjoyable walk with fabulous views of Crummock & Buttermere, but many visit the lush little valley at the foot of this hill because of the beautiful display of bluebells that blanket the floor in April & May. According to local folklore the bluebells grow because of blood spilt at a mysterious battle that took place in the time of the Normans. The little valley has been inhabited since the stone age, with signs of ancient buildings still visible. The Vikings were known to have lived in the surrounding area.

The Little valley that has also been termed ‘the secret valley’ is a perfect little short walk to do with friends and the family. There was a novel written about the valley and the great battle that took place here many years ago.

Parking is available at Grid Ref NY 162 183

Public toilets can be found at Buttermere.

Photo Credits: Rannerdale- Daniel Kay! Buttermere- Undivided

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