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Loweswater Gold



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 District

Anne Bowker's Mad about Mountains

Walking Britain

The Hileys Loweswatercam


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