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Lake District, Buttermere, Cockermouth, England
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All reviews lake district honister pass lovely walk round the lake stunning views an easy walk car park fleetwith pike half way hour walk an ice cream public toilets crummock water fish inn bridge hotel walk around the pub
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Reviewed 5 days ago

we were here in November after some heavy showers , this made some of the paths a bit flooded, but still had some great views, we will have to visit in the Summer, The light is special in the valley.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank squash48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One word...see title! It was raining cloudy and visibility was poor but despite these things it was still a beautiful place. Would love to go back in the summertime!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pixipoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group comprised 8 people aged 14 months to 70 years old. It was easy going most of the way but the little tunnel was flooded and a bit tricky to navigate. Still a stunning walk. No toilets nearby though!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AliciaHorsley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came the previous week but the walks were flooded. Today beautiful weather and a balmy 11 degrees😎 beautiful scenery and for the main easy access along the tracks.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank E7083QYchristinet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Buttermere is a fabulous lake that offers a less strenuous walk as it is nearly all level; well no big climbs anyway. It holds spectacular views and a peace and tranquility that is quite special. It is popular and you will meet a number of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dannykimweed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

but not for the faint hearted driver which ever end you enter from. Caution is needed but rewarded with stunning views

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chris c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty lake and surrounding hills. Great walks for all abilities. Good facilities including car parking, public toilets, pubs, hotels and cafes

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hertsgirl99
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Buttermere and at first thought I'd took the wrong road as it was pretty much single track all the way, but I later found it's the same going out. It was pretty quiet when we went in October but I'd imagine it would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AndersSanders
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Talking to a a nice National Trust chap for whom we opened the gate, he suggested two walks. One takes 2.5hrs around the entire lake or for us tourists of limited stamina a stroll around so far before returning to the car park. It was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol D
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Maybe I'm biased as Buttermere lake and the surrounding countryside is my favourite place in the wonderful Lake District but is there anywhere more picturesque, more stunning or more impressive? OK, parking isn't cheap in Buttermere village but given that you can spend a full...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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9 September 2018|
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Response from Deni r | Reviewed this property |
I am not really sure as its a couple of years since we walked the full lake, however I do remember at that time having to climb down a steep bank to get to the lake side to commence walk back (I hear now that we should have... More
9 September 2018|
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Response from Shed1965 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is really only suitable for walkers
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18 June 2018|
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Response from colinmpipe | Reviewed this property |
There are buses but as we had a car I didn't take much notice of how frequent the buses were. I should thin it is 45 mins to an hour by car