A very popular Lake District destination surrounded with famous fells and mountains; only 10 miles from both Keswick and Cockermouth, just at the bottom of Honister slate mine. If you haven`t walked around yet, it is a must! Put this walk on your bucket list!
To walk around the lake takes no real effort. The terrain is flat, no real ascends and you get to enjoy the terrific scenery in pure tranquility.
Starting point for this walk is either the Bridge Hotel on the Buttermere village side of the lake; or Gatesgarth farm at the Honister side. The distance is about 4.5miles and can be completed comfortably in 1,5-2 hours.
There are National Trust car parks on both end of the lake, and of course, if you are planning to stop for lunch at the Bridge Inn, there is free car parking for customers.
The village of Buttermere stands at the north western end of the lake, and beyond this is Buttermere’s twin, Crummock Water. There is a path around the lake which is about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) long, and at one point runs through a rock tunnel beneath the locality of Hassness. Access is by road, from Cockermouth in the north west; from Borrowdale via the Honister Pass; or from Braithwaite and the Newlands Valley via Newlands Hause. (source: wikipedia)