22nd December 2006

Reflections during a circuit of Buttermere


Walk Overview
Time 10.20 to 12.00
Duration 1 hr 40 min
Distance 4.3 mile
Ascent 512 ft
Walking with On my own
Buttermere Village - Buttermere - Gatesgarth - Buttermere - Buttermere Village
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Buttermere Village

There are a few different options for parking in Buttermere. A couple of decent sized car parks the road side leading up past the church onto Newlands pass and the sneaky couple of spaces next to the bridge. Despite these options and the village being so small they all fill up pretty quickly.

For such a small village there are a couple of hotels / pubs, public toilets and a couple of tearooms, one of which sells the best ice cream you could ever hope to find.


Route Map

The Fish Hotel, Buttermere.

A classic shot of Buttermere with Fleetwith Pike reflected in the lake or at least the bottom half.

Buttermere's outflow.

It was peace and quiet here today, with no wind, no people and some fantastic reflections in the lake.



Another picture with Fleetwith Pike at the end of the lake. This one was taken from about half way down the High Stile side of the lake.

Almost out of the woods and heading for the Peggy's Bridge end of the lake.

Gatesgarth Farm.


The track leading from Peggy's Bridge to Gatesgarth Farm.

And the view towards Buttermere from the bridge itself.

Reflections in Buttermere as I started the walk back to the village along the "road side" of the lake.

The Buttermere Pines.

And looking in the same direction, this time with Fleetwith Pike on the left and Haystacks on the right of the picture.

Looking out of the tunnel which is found along this side of the lake.


David Hall -
Lake District Walks