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As one of the few lakes in the national park that you can walk all the way round, Buttermere is well worth a visit. At 4 miles (6 km), the easy-going circuit allows you to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Buttermere, which lies at the foot of some spectacular fells, including Wainwright's favourite, Haystacks.
October 17, 2018
A small circular walk with plenty to keep you entertained, Sourmilk Gill, Buttermere village, a rock formed tunnel, plus more.
June 17, 2019
One of my favourite lake loops in Lakeland. Perfect for both running and walking. The tunnel adds a bit of excitement and the view across to Fleetwith Pike is my favourite.
February 2, 2020
Buttermere circuit is a good shorter walk. We added the adjacent lake, Crummock Water to make this a 20km hike.
September 12, 2020
Probably the most beautiful lake in the Lake District - but don't tell anybody or it will get busy!
November 25, 2020
Excellent flat walk. Only one short tricky section over some rocks - probably because the water was high. Would have been no issue when water levels were lower.
November 5, 2022
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