Around Buttermere

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There are plenty of breathtaking lakeside walks in the Lake District, but if you want a piece of water you can walk all the way round in a couple of hours, why not try Buttermere? The village of Buttermere lies at one end, where there are car parks, two pubs and a well-stocked cafe.

The lake itself nestles at the end of its valley, with the steep sides of Red Pike, High Stile and High Crag rising directly up from it. It's a quiet place, cut off by these and other high fells from the rest of the Lake District and historically looking to the west and in particular the coast, for communication and trade.

The first section of the walk by the lake is flat and you may well be able to negotiate it with a wheelchair or child's buggy.

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

Features

Birds, Church, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, National Trust, Pub, Toilets
30/06/2017 - GORDON CRITCHLEY

Extremely dog friendly. Lots of sheep roaming Close in the vicinity of the track, so must be on leads. Expect to pay £3.50 or £6 for pay and display parking (2 or 4 hours, no change given, so bring correct coins) Bridge inn is dog friendly pub for lunch/food all day.

03/07/2014 - Patricia Daw

28.6.14 Completed this very pleasant and easy walk whilst chatting to friends all the way round. It was a lovely sunny day and some of the photo opportunities were amazing.

03/07/2014 - Patricia Daw

28.6.14 Completed this very pleasant and easy walk whilst chatting to friends all the way round. It was a lovely sunny day and some of the photo opportunities were amazing.

03/07/2014 - Patricia Daw

28.6.14 Completed this very pleasant and easy walk whilst chatting to friends all the way round. It was a lovely sunny day and some of the photo opportunities were amazing.

03/05/2013 - Debra Wyatt

Did this walk 27/4/13 Very pleasant walk quiet easy going Can let dogs off the lead if they are controllable as depending on the time of year their are sheep wandering about the lakeside

07/10/2009 - Sean Diver

Nice, easy going walk. Shame it rained and there was low cloud on the day I walked. Great scenery

27/08/2009 - Adrian Perkins

Many thanks to Helen for her suggestion of the out and back walk for pushchairs and wheechair users. David has added a note to the walk description suggesting this and added "good for wheelchairs to the list of features

27/08/2009 - Helen Renouf

This was a lovely walk around the lakeside, level and accessible on the first half and a little more challenging on the 2nd... pushchairs and wheelchairs could easily do a there and back walk. We really liked the tunnel on the 2nd half of the walk. Thanks

10/04/2006 - Sam Roebuck

A lovely walk for when there's wind/clouds/snow etc. on the tops. All open and walkable in April 2006.

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14.3 Miles