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Walks around Buttermere – Buttermere Skyline Walk offers sublime views


Robinson with Dale Head prominent behind - Walks around Buttermere

Walks Around Buttermere

Such a pleasure to welcome back Julia, Vicky, Barbara, and Deborah for another weekend of walking here in the Lake District. On Saturday we walked the Buttermere Skyline route. Beginning by the lake and ascending to Red Pike then following the broad ridge to Scarth Gap before going up Haystacks in time for lunch. Next stop was for a brew at Honister slate mines. This was a welcome recharge before the long ascent up to Dale Head.

Thankfully the skies were now clear and we were able to marvel at the view into Newlands from the summit. Soon Robinson was also in the bag and we were descending back into Buttermere and a well earned rest. If looking for a comfortable B&B in the Buttermere area look no further than Woodhouse B&B

Early rain and hail showers cleared to give us perfect walking conditions and views over the whole of the Lake District and out to the Irish Sea.

With a band of heavy rain and low pressure for Sunday, we opted to stay in the valleys. From Elterwater we followed trails to take us to Skelwith Force, Colwith Force, Hodge Close Quarry, Cathedral Quarry, and back to Elterwater. Making sure to stop for a brew at The 3 Shires Inn, Little Langdale. Personally I regard this route as the finest valley walk in the Lake District. Having walked the route well over a hundred times and still it always feels wonderful to be here and I see new scenes each time.

Over the winter (mid October - March) we will be based in the mountain village of Llosa de Camacho, Valencia. This is the Costa Blanca region of Spain, famed for it's long beaches and almost constant sunshine.

Whilst there we are able to offer lots of fun activities in the mountains, check out the Spanish section of the website for more details. We will periodically be back in the UK over the winter and have local guides helping out to keep things running here in the Lakes. So if you're thinking of visiting either areas please do get in touch and we'll do our best to make your stay even better.




Glorious afternoon light - Walks Around Buttermere



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