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A circuit of Buttermere from Buttermere village
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Photo from the walk - A circuit of Buttermere from Buttermere village

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

Ascent - 100 feet / 30 metres

Grade - easy

This walk around the shores of Buttermere in the Lake District starts from Buttermere village. The walk offers exceptional views of the surrounding mountains including High Stile and Red Pike. However the path is rough in places and good footwear should be worn. 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 2609
Crag Hill & Grasmoor from Buttermere
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2735
Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Circular
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2642
0.3 miles / 0.5 km away
Buttermere Horseshoe
Grade - very hard
Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 2539
1.1 miles / 1.7 km away
Rannerdale Knotts & Grasmoor
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1732
1.3 miles / 2.0 km away
Buttermere, Coledale and Newlands circuit
Grade - hard
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1011
1.3 miles / 2.0 km away
Knott Rigg and Ard Crags from Newlands Hause
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 1231
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
Grasmoor & Whiteless Pike
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2020
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
A circuit of Rannerdale Knotts, Crummock Water
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km
Walk 1153
1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
The High Stile Ridge from Gatescarth, Buttermere
Grade - hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1289
1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
Fleetwith Pike & Haystacks from Gatescarth
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2021
2.6 miles / 4.1 km away
A circuit of Whiteside, Hopegill Head & Grisedale Pike
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1290
3.2 miles / 5.1 km away
Mellbreak from Loweswater
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 3: West Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 3: West LakelandThis guidebook contains 50 short half to full-day walks in the western Lake District. Walking areas include Duddon Valley and the Coast, Eskdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale, Lorton Vale, Buttermere and the north-west lakes. Part of a three-volume series focusing on low-level walks (with the occasional peak) between 4 and 8 miles, graded for difficulty.
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