Sunday, 9 June 2013

Buttermere, Lake District - June 2013

Andy, Rob and Neil took a trip to Buttermere as we hadn't been there since 2003. 

Friday - Beer, stroll along Crummock Water, a spot of Geocaching and then more beer.

Saturday - We walked along Buttermere to the path to Scarth Gap. Rob left us there and carried on along the lakeside path while the rest of the party (Andy, Neil and the dogs Abby & Pip) headed up to Scarth Gap and then slogged up High Crag on a very hot day. We continued along the ridge via High Stile and Red Pike, finally dropping back down to Crummock Water near Scale Force. It took about an hour to walk along Buttermere at low level and then another six to walk back over the tops. When we got back to Buttermere I'm sure more beer then came into it somewhere.

16.63 km with 1189 metres of ascent, or

10.33 miles with 3900 feet of ascent

Sunday - Wander around Keswick Lakeside. 


Bridge over the short river between Buttermere & Crummock Water

Abby & Pip

Fleetwith Pike

Crummock Water

Andy & Rob take a break



The camp site
Haystacks catches the dawn sunlight
No jokes on the subject of
'Dawn's rosy fingers caressing our mighty peak ' please

Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere

Rob & Andy


Looking back towards Buttermere village

Looking back towards Buttermere village

Fleetwith Pike

High Snockrigg



Buttermere from Scarth Gap

Andy Abby & Pip start up High Crag

Pip summits on High Crag

Andy and Abby

"Give us a bit of your orange"

Looking down on Buttermere

Robinson beyond Buttermere

From High Stile

Ravens on High Stile

Looking back to High Crag

Red Pike

Red Pike, Bleaberry Tarn & Crummock Water

Scafell Pike, Scafell, Great End and Great Gable in the distance

Pip takes a breather

Crummock Water

The pub at Buttermere

The path back down

Crummock Water

Two soppy tarts back at the camp site

Pip sleeps it off

While Abby sleeps it off nearby
Fleetwith Pike at dawn

Causey Pike and Derwent Water

The Catbells Ridge


The Jaws of Borrowdale

Derwent Water

Abby & Pip cool their feet

Derwent Water