Guide to the Lakes

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Buttermere is a small lake found at the bottom of the Honister Pass. It is surrounded by moutains except towards the North West and the hamlet of Buttermere with Crummock Water beyond. This is a most attractive and popular lake with the benefit of a footpath around the lake that, at just over 4 miles long, is mostly along the shoreline, and can be completed easily within a couple of hours.

The view across the lake towards Red Pike is particularly popular with artists and photographers.

The tiny St James church close to the lake has a stone tablet set into the cill of a south facing window as a memorial to Alfred Wainwright the fell walker and guidebook author.

Location map

The various photographic images on this website are copyright of Jenkin Hill Internet or Keswick Tourism Association or Cumbria Tourism or Kelvyn Sheppard.