Collecting a client from the fabulous Gilpin Lodge Hotel last week the lady on reception happened to mention that how beautiful it is around Buttermere. We didn't go there that day because of the travel time and so many other good things to do but I thought I would treat myself to a mountain day when I got the chance.
I started up Sour Milk Gill to Red Pike, walked over High Stile, High Crag and Haystacks and finished with Fleetwith Pike - capturing this view on the way down towards Buttermere. There are a few more pictures on our Web Album. The walk was just short of 10 miles and had 3,700' of ascent.