Buttermere Circuit from Gatesgarth

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Buttermere Circuit from Gatesgarth is a 6.9 kilometer loop trail located near Gatesgarth, Cumbria, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 6.9 km Elevation Gain: 156 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

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Paths on this much used circuit have been improved over the years, so much so that some resemble highways! There is a short road section after Gatesgarth Farm and a short tunnel constructed by local slate miners to enable the owner of Hassness to walk around the lake. Hassness is now part of the Ramblers Countrywide Holiday organisation. A short scramble up Comb Gill was included to facilitate a more lofty viewpoint. The village of Buttermere became famous in a Victorian melodrama, for it was here at the Fish Inn run by her parents that Mary Robinson known as the Beauty of Buttermere was seduced and bigamously married to John Hatfield. Mary’s second marriage was happier and she lived to a ripe old age largely unaware that her story was famous in literature and portrayed on the London stage. Her tale has been the subject of a novel by Melvyn Bragg.

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8 days ago

Best walk we've done in the Lake District to date. Easy to do, pub at the half way point in Buttermere. If going clockwise, the route from Buttermere back to the start point is incredible!

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rocky
2 months ago

beautiful trail, easy walk, my 11 year old really enjoyed it too. stunning nature!

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely circular walk, very easy with stunning all around views perfect for picnic and just sit around on the lush green in a sunny day

hiking
3 months ago

At the minute there’s no bridge to cross the water so we managed to hop across the stones. Very slippy though!

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. Not exactly easy at parts if there’s flooding. Would highly recommend all ages. Bring some snacks or lunch and just pause somewhere and sit for an hour.

3 months ago

gorgeous views

hiking
5 months ago

Nice little jog around here, light undulations no serious hill. Would love to have taken a dog round here!

6 months ago

Done this walk yesterday 31/12/18 really nice walk would highly recommend

10 months ago

Beautiful area with lovely views. Easy walk on good terrain. Perfect family trip.

walking
11 months ago

Fabulous walk and views

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Beautiful walk

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Done this walk many times with dogs and always enjoyed it no matter the weather

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Friday, January 05, 2018

nice easy walk, perfect for dogs

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Sunday, November 05, 2017

Lovely walk around Buttermere. Waterfall. Easy trail. Did this walk the day before walking to Haystacks.

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