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A journey from Sheffield to Sheffield via the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

A walk around Buttermere.

This is a beautiful walk with breathtaking views it should take about 2 hours non stop at a normal walking pace but I suspect you will make it last a lot longer It is virtualy impossible to get lost just keep to the path that follows the side of the lake. There are no serious hills Just a few ups and downs.

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From Buttermere follow the track down the Left hand side of Fish Inn this will bring you out at the lake.

Fish Inn Buttermere

The Fish Inn


View from the path to the lake note the water running down the hillside.

Buttermere Lake

The path will bring you out at Buttermere Lake giving you this splendid view.

Once at the lake turn right cross a small bridge turn left and follow the lakeside path.

Tumbling water.

Water tumblung down the hillside.


View of Buttermere from the lakeside path.

Lake view  Buttermere

Peaceful view across Buttermere and up the Honister Pass from the lakeside path shortly after starting the walk.

 Buttermere the Lake District.

Yet another viee across Buttermereall these pictures run in order as we go round the lake.

The path round Buttermere

The path entering a more open area. Giant Haystacks can be seen ahead.

 Waterfall at Buttermere

Water tumblung down the mountain the waters crystal clear and looks almost drinkable.

The head of  Buttermere

Approaching the head of Buttermere.

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Once you pass the end of the lake take the first path on the left if you carry straight on you will be Climbing into the mountains. When you are here the route is really obvious.

Giant Haystacks

Giant Haystacks. The famous author Alfred Wainwright's ashes are spread at the top of this mountain. Alfred Wainwright wrote many books about the. Lake District during his lifetime.. Haystacks was his favorite place.

The path will bring you out at the foot of the Honister Pass. At this point take a left and follow the road for a short distance.

Lakeland sheep.

Some curious locals at the foot of the Honister Pass.


The Strech of road you will walk on back towards the lake.

It will not be long before the lakeside path appears on your left. At this point rejoin the path.


View across Buttermere not long after rejoining the path.

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Looking back towards Haystacks across Buttermere

Looking back towards Haystacks across Buttermere.

Looking across the lake in the direction of Buttermere

Looking across the lake in the direction of Buttermere village.

The tunnel at Buttermere

One interesting feature on the path at this point is a tunnel built by the Victorians. This was built to avoid a long climb up and down because of a cliff face dropping straight into the water. Yet another tribute to the victorians ingenuity.


Looking back through the tunnel.

A boat at Buttermere

A rowing boat at the side of Buttermere such an idilic scene.

Picture of Buttermere

The end of th lake drawing closer

When you reach the end of the lake take the path on your left this will bring you out where you started you have now completed the circuit. From here follow the track back to the Fish Inn and Buttermere village.

 The path back to the Fish Inn Buttermere

The path back to the Fish Inn

Fish Inn Buttermere seen across the fields.

Approaching the Fish Inn a fine place to spend the evening with good food and drink.

 Buttermere in the dark

A view from the Fish Inn back to the lake and Haystacks in the fading daylight.

Return 2 Tan Hill to Buttermere


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