Monday, 21 September 2009

Borrowdale to Buttermere Loop

The forecast for today wasn’t too good so we set off quite promptly to make the most of the dry start to the day. We decided to drive down the road which is beside Derwent Water and stopped at a National Trust car park which is right on the lakeside …



Hanging in the trees was weed at quite a height and showing just how high the lake rises to when it rains up here non stop …

We then moved back on to the Borrowdale road passing through the valley …

before making our way up to Little Gatesgarthdale where we stopped …


We drove past the Honister Slate Mines and a helicopter arrived …

It was now a steady climb up to reach the Honister Pass where it was quite gloomy and damp so the photos are not so clear unfortunately …



After leaving the Pass we could see Buttermere …


and after driving through the village we stopped for a coffee at the National Trust car park at Long How. When we set off again it wasn’t long before we came to Crummock Water …



and then it was back on to the road which took us through the Whinlatter Pass and a return to the campsite at Keswick. After lunch we went for a walk into town where I spotted something very familiar but most unexpected in Cumbria …

Every other shop seems to be selling walking or camping gear …

and there’s a lovely building in the middle of the street – The Moot Hall …

1 comment:

melanie said...

stunning place, very atmospheric!