Bluebells at Rannerdale

Walking the Old Ways

The bluebells at Rannerdale are some of the very best in the country, featuring quite regularly in even the national media. And quite rightly. These open hillside bluebells are stunning and now is a good time to take a look at them, though the area does tend to get crowded later in the day and particularly at weekends.VLUU L110, M110  / Samsung L110, M110

We are early risers and were there well before any crowds on Friday. We set out for just a stroll from Buttermere, in driving rain, which stopped even before we reached Butterdale Hause, giving way to beautiful blue skies, playful summit clouds and clear views over Crummock Water and Buttermere itself.VLUU L110, M110  / Samsung L110, M110

A simple little stroll, for we were on our way to Keswick. But I don’t measure walks in distance. And the bluebells of Rannerdale deserve their fame. And leaving the bluebells aside, this is a beautiful place to be. So we…

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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8 Responses to Bluebells at Rannerdale

  1. Marcia says:

    Breathtaking, Sue! Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  2. Stunning photography. Thanks for sharing Sue.


  3. joylennick says:

    How gorgeous, Sue! I’ve never seen such a sight on a hillside. Stunning! x


  4. Thank you for sharing this post with its magnificent photos. I took Pearl for a walk in our local bluebell wood on Saturday – touch wood, the tourists haven’t discovered it yet. Once we were in there, we could no longer hear the bank holiday crowds, just the echoing song of a blackbird. There was a wonderful feeling of stillness and peace, really healing. Definitely a sacred space!


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