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Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Circular
Introduction to Walk 2735

Photo from the walk - Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Circular

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 2550 feet / 773 metres

Grade - mod/hard

This wonderful lake District walk includes the shores of Buttermere, and an ascent of Fleetwith Pike. The walk is demanding in parts but the rewards are high with some of the finest views in Lakeland. Some sections of the route need careful navigation but the paths are mostly clear and easy to follow. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1142
A circuit of Buttermere from Buttermere village
Grade - easy
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2609
Crag Hill & Grasmoor from Buttermere
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2642
0.3 miles / 0.5 km away
Buttermere Horseshoe
Grade - very hard
Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 2539
1.1 miles / 1.7 km away
Rannerdale Knotts & Grasmoor
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1732
1.3 miles / 2.0 km away
Buttermere, Coledale and Newlands circuit
Grade - hard
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1011
1.3 miles / 2.0 km away
Knott Rigg and Ard Crags from Newlands Hause
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 1231
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
Grasmoor & Whiteless Pike
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2020
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
A circuit of Rannerdale Knotts, Crummock Water
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 2.5 miles / 4.1 km
Walk 1153
1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
The High Stile Ridge from Gatescarth, Buttermere
Grade - hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1289
1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
Fleetwith Pike & Haystacks from Gatescarth
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2021
2.6 miles / 4.1 km away
A circuit of Whiteside, Hopegill Head & Grisedale Pike
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1290
3.2 miles / 5.1 km away
Mellbreak from Loweswater
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Lake District: Low Level and Lake Walks

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