The sun shone on Buttermere….

What a lovely day, from dawn to dusk – not quite ready to get the shorts out as there is still a definite nip in the air but oh so lovely. After a stunning drive through Lorton Vale and along the edge of Crummock Water.

We parked up in the NT car park just above the village of Buttermere (just a few houses, farms, a couple of hotels / pubs and a cafe) and followed the footpath down to the Lakeside.

It was a fabulous walk, all the way around the lake with the sun shining on us and just birdsong for company. Though the walk is clearly popular as we passed quite a few people on the way round, we mostly were wandering along on our own. At the far end of the Lake, we crossed Peggy’s Bridge, stopping briefly to take in the view.

There are little stony beaches all the way round and Poppydog enjoyed frequent dips in the water as well as a bit of stone chasing all the while.

A lone fisherman enjoying the peace and tranquility of the water.

Still in the sunshine, we are back at the head of the lake.

At just over 6 miles a perfect walk!

Two thoughts of the day:

Though I have no inclination to climb them, I find the surrounding mountains just fascinating.

The NT car park here today was full (I got the last space) – what happens during the holidays – where do all the cars go?

One thought on “The sun shone on Buttermere….

  1. Any bank holiday or holiday if you’re not parked up by the crack of dawn you’re in bother. Fabulous walk but very popular!!!

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