BUTTERMERE - (04/03/05)

A four mile walk around Buttermere in Cumbria's Lake District is featured on this page, to see a map showing where the Lake and Village are located click here. The area can be reached from the east by the Honister Pass to the south of Buttermere or from Keswick via Newlands Hause, although this route is only for the most confident of drivers with sheer drops from the side of the road. The easiest way to get to Buttermere Village and Lake is from the north along the B5289 past Crummock Water. There are buses to the area from Keswick and Cockermouth as well as a number of organised coach trips to the area.

To see other photos from Cumbria and the Lake District click here.

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All the photos on this page are from a circular walk around the lake starting and ending at Buttermere Village. The photo on the left shows Sourmilk Gill at the northern end of the lake.
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The walk is 4 miles in length and for most of the way is along good flat paths. The elevated views of the lake were taken on a diversion from the route to get a closer look at the waterfalls of Comb Beck. There was just a small amount of snow still on the tops of the hills that overlook the lake.
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 Peggy's Bridge is a great viewpoint, (centre photo) at the southern end of the lake looking back in the direction of Buttermere Village.
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Centre photo shows the view from the opposite side of the lake towards Comb Beck and the snow topped High Crag. Shortly before arriving back at Buttermere Village there is a short tunnel section of the walk, cut into the rock in the 19th century by George Benson, (right photo). There are facilities in Buttermere Village including pubs, car parking, toilets and plenty of accommodation nearby including hotels and self catering cottages.


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Images Copyright Nicky Griffiths 2003-