Mill Beck, Buttermere and Crummock Water Circular

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Buttermere has long been recognised as perhaps the most perfect of Lakeland's smaller lakes and its circumnavigation is a well-known and much loved walk. (Perhaps too well-known and too well-loved for those who come to the Lakes in search of peace and quiet). This is an alternative short walk that not only takes in the shore of Buttermere with its famous view of Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks and the magical reflections in the lake, but also visits the neighbouring Crummock Water for more views.

The route also includes delightful woodland walking and two waterfalls. Mill Beck surges through a small gorge on the edge of the village and Sourmilk Gill plunges hundreds of feet as a silver thread from its source at Bleaberry Tarn, high on Red Pike. The inner walker is not neglected with several options for refreshment in Buttermere Village, including a couple of tea rooms and The Fish Inn.

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


Birds, Cafe, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, National Trust, Pub, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland

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