How to get there: From Keswick, take the Honister Pass (B5289) signposted to Buttermere.
Grid Reference: NY 194 150
Nearest Postcode: CA13 9XA
Parking: Car park located on the B5289 at Gatesgarth.
Map with thanks to Ordnance Survey.
1. From the car park, turn right onto the road and head along it, slightly uphill. Proceed on the road before taking a path to your left leading off the main road. Pass through a gate before crossing over a bridge above a stream. You will then pass through a kissing gate, and then take a left. Continue on and pass through another gate. Keep on the path with further gates to pass through with another bridge to cross a stream.
2. When you reach a fence line, head through a gate on your left. Keep alongside the water, with it to your left at all times. Head with the pebble beach before passing through a gate and continuing on the path alongside the waters edge.
3. Upon reaching the end of the path, turn right and cross the river using the bridge. Cross over another smaller bridge and through a further gate, with the water still to your left. Remain on the path which runs closest to the lake. Pass through a gap in the stone wall, and when you reach 3 paths, take the middle path and then head through a gate. Stay on the raised stone path and then cross a bridge over the stream. Head left to pass through a kissing gate, then continue straight ahead. Cross over the bridge across the river.
4. Head through a further kissing gate and keep to the edge of the field. Head toward the farm buildings, remaining on the path. Head through a gate on the left of the farm buildings. Turn right at the fence between the river and the farm. Upon reaching the road, head on toward the car park.
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