Lake District: Buttermere

Another of the English Lake District lakes, Buttermere.
For a change these photographs were taken in the middle of the day when TT and I decided to have one of our 'away days'.
It's a flattish walk around the Lake and if you're energetic, with good knee joints there are lots of footpaths to take you up to the tops of the mountains surrounding the Lake.
The Buttermere Pines are oft photographed but, as I discovered, don't really stand out very well when the trees around them have leaves.
Never mind it's a nice run from Gilsland, with a variety of routes to chose, though the very narrow roads are perhaps best negotiated during the daylight hours.
After the walk we retired to the pub for a very welcome lunch in Buttermere - no shortage of places to eat there.
The photographs are all taken on the circular walk.

Looking back towards Buttermere Village

 Looking towards Fleetwith Pike

 Fleetwith Pike and the Buttemere Pines

A swimathon across the Lake, most of the swimmers were wearing wet suits, very sensible as the water in  these deep lakes will be freezing cold. The canoes were shepherding the swimmers

 The ridges on the west side of the Lake are High Style Ridge and Haystacks

 Light on Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks

 Fleetwith Pike, Haystacks and High Stile Ridge
The footpath around Buttermere.

as always the photographs used here are copyright of Joan Thirlaway and can't be used without written permission

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