From Buttermere we will follow the path above Crummock Water to Scale Force. Climbing the path alongside the waterfall we will climb onto the ridge leading to the summit of Red Pike. From Red Pike we will continue along the fine ridge to the summits of High Stile and High Crag, with wonderful views over Buttermere, Ennerdale towards the higher tops of Great Gable, Pillar and the Scafells as well as over the Solway Coast. From High Crag we will descend to Scarth Gap and then follow the track down to the Buttermere lake shore, following this back to Buttermere.
Where to Meet:
From Keswick: Leave Keswick on the Borrowdale Road (from the mini roundabout near the co-op) Follow this road for approx 8 miles, passing through Rosthwaite to the village of Seatoller, from here the road climbs over Honister Pass, descend the eastern slopes of the pass and continue on this road until you reach Buttermere Village, Free parking will be found to the right as you reach the village, by the church or a larger pay car park will befound if you turn left next to the Bridge Hotel heading to the right of the Fish Hotel (Both hotels operate a clamping system). We will meet outside the Bridge Hotel.
From Cockermouth: Leave Cockermouth on the Lorton Road, leaving town opposite Sainsburys. Follow this road through the village of Low Lorton and continue until a road leads to the left, signposted for Buttermere, follow this road to Buttermere, a pay and display car park will be found to the right, behind the Bridge Hotel, free parking a little further on up the hill after the church. We will meet outside the Bridge Hotel.
Postcode - CA13 9UZ
A printed map and route card for the days walk is provided for each client so that they can follow the days progress.
Each client is expected to bring suitable personal equipment, this should include the following:
Walking Boots / Walking shoes
Waterproof clothing (Jacket and trousers)
Suitable warm clothing for walking (no jeans)
Torch (Preferably a head-torch)
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