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Over the Honister Pass from Borrowdale is the valley of Buttermere - a remote corner of northwestern Lakeland with some of the more rugged and spectacular mountains there. Buttermere village is a tiny place with a cafe and two pubs - the Bridge Hotel provides the friendlier welcome and offers superbly kept beers in comfortable surroundings. Before you can relax in the Bridge, however, you might want to try out those rugged mountains you saw on your way in. The southern ridge is one of the finest in England - Red Pike towers over Buttermere itself, with the craggy faces of High Stile and High Crag beyond, and the exhilarating drop off Gamlin End to smaller Haystacks. To the north are the high peaks around Grasmoor, overlooking the larger Crummock Water. There are more hills in the eastern half of the valley, which can be reached from the valley floor or from the Honister pass. The latter is a favourite option on Club trips, making easy ascents of Great Gable a possibility. The Hiking Club only come to Buttermere on Sundays in the spring and summer months due to the distance from Lancaster, although weekend trips were once popular.

Upcoming trips

There are current no upcoming trips to Buttermere planned. Come along to our next Planning Meeting in the last week of term to suggest it as a location for next term!

Previous Trips

 Friday 22 to Sunday 24 June, 2018
      Photos from the trip


We currently don't have any routes on file for Buttermere. Send us an email or pop into foyer if you'd like to contribute a route!