As my summer trips are over for this year 😩, and I don't have many trips planned in the next couple of months, I will be sharing a few photos from previous trips each week from a different area of the country. Starting with the beautiful Lake District. This is a shot from the shore of Buttermere Lake looking up at High Stile, from our trip back in June when we got lucky with the weather and had a few hot sunny days over a long weekend.
Buttermere is in the North West of the Lake District and is usually less busy than the popular Eastern lakes such as Windermere and Ullswater. It was my first time to Buttermere since I was a kid and it is staggeringly beautiful (my photos don't do it justice!) with amazing views at every turn, probably my favourite of the lakes for its lakeside views with the surrounding dramatic fells of High Stile, Robinson and Haystacks overlooking the lake.
We drove along the Honister Pass to get here which is known as one of the great drives of the Lakes, stopping for a quick drink and look at the Honister Slate Mine which is at the highest point of the pass at an altitude of 350m.
There is a footpath running around the perimeter of the lake which I believe takes about 2/3 hours to walk around (we didn't make it the whole way around!) After our walk we went for a well-earned pint at the nearby Fish Inn in the village of Buttermere which has great views from its beer garden.
On our way back to Keswick we took the Newlands Pass which is another steep mountain pass with awesome views, we stopped at the car park at top of the pass to check out the Moss Beck waterfalls which are just a minute from the car park.
Really loved this part of the lakes and planning to come back as soon as possible to explore further...