Walking in the Lake District....
This is rich walking territory - Wainwright's favourite
valley- where there is an abundance of walks to suit everyone.
Park and walk from the Honister Pass to the summit of Great
Gable and many other well known Lakeland Peaks.
Gatesgarth Farm at the foot of Honister is a good start for a
walk around the lake of Buttermere admiring the beautiful pines and
shoreline on the way. Alternatively start the walk from the village itself,
parking behind the Fish Hotel.
Loweswater the smallest of the lakes
lies to the West set deep amongst the fells and one of the quietest parts of the
Lake District for a lake walk.
The popular Red Pike to High Stile ridge walk looms
over the village of Buttermere and opposite, the road to Newlands Pass
climbs away to Keswick.
The lake of Crummock Water is backed by the popular
hill of Melbreak and other good fell walks include Grasmoor, Whiteside
and Grisedale Pike.
For more leisurely walking the fells of Lorton and Whinlatter
are no less rewarding with views as far as Scotland.
The village stroll around Lorton is also a real
favourite with locals and visitors alike.
Why not explore some other terrific walking sites on the web:
John Dawson's Lake
Anne Bowker's Mad about Mountains
The Hileys Loweswatercam