Western Lake District

Route: Circuit of Buttermere

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 17th November 2015

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 5.1 miles

Ascent: 400 feet

Weather: Very dull, some light rain

Yet another poor weather day was forecast today, with more heavy rain due late morning to add to the already overflowing rivers and lakes in the district. This gave me enough time for one of my favourite short local walks – the circuit of Buttermere

As usual I parked in the National Trust car park just outside Buttermere village and as usual I set off round the lake in an anti-clockwise direction. I’m not sure if this is out of habit, or because the views towards Warnscale Bottom are best seen going this way

The weather was not on my side today – a uniform flat dull light, accompanied by some light rain as I reached the head of the lake. Buttermere however manages to rise above that, its beauty shines through in all weathers and the walk was as enjoyable as ever

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