The taste of the real Lake District



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Loweswater Gold


Sponsored by the famous Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater
 CAMRA Pub of the Year 2003 and 2004

Buttermere Lorton area.....

This secret, secluded area ...offers outstanding, tranquil, natural beauty, totally unspoilt .... a taste of the real Lake District  the way it should be. You cannot fail to be enchanted by the romance of these ancient valleys and their history. 
Connoisseurs of the Lake District return here again and again, revisiting their own little "piece of heaven".

The Buttermere-Loweswater-Lorton valleys are reached from the passes of Newlands, Honister or Whinlatter which cut their way through some of the most remote and spectacular fells within the Lake District. The nearest town to the foot of these passes is Keswick. 

The valley have been described as "having lakes like a string of pearls each connected to the next" and are surrounded by towering crags with tumbling ghylls and gently rolling fells leading to low lying meadows. Read more about the lakes and mountains and learn why Wainwright, Britain's most famous walking hero and author regarded this as his favourite spot.

Let us also not forget William Wordsworth who was born in nearby Cockermouth and who loved the area. You can still buy a glass of elderflower cordial in the small tearoom within Wordsworth House. Fancy something stronger then visit the Fletcher Christian pub. Fletcher lived in nearby Eaglesfield and became famous for his part in the uprising in Mutiny on the Bounty.

Click here for more  about the Wordsworth connection.  Use our guide to the sleepy villages and discover them for yourself.

Finally a town in USA was named after Lorton and is situated in Virginia. Click here for more details - its even got our Post Office on their website!!!!





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