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Gatesgarth Farm

Where to meet: Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere
Postcode:  CA13 9XA
Grid Reference: NY 194 149 


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 to Gatesgarth Farm, a car park will be seen on the opposite side of the road from the farm, there is a charge for this car park. We will meet by the bridge.

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 and continue past Buttermere. After the road passes alongside the lake a farm will be reached on the right, park in the car park opposite (there is a charge for this car park), we will meet by the bridge.

Bus Services

The 77 / 77a bus stops at Gatesgarth Farm, right opposite the meet point..

The 77 / 77a runs from Keswick to Buttermere over Honister Pass and Whinlatter.

Stagecoach bus timetables can be viewed here

  1. Looking down over Buttermere from Fleetwith Pike

    Haystacks and Fleetwith Pike


    Distance: 7km / 4.5 miles
    Ascent: 760m / 2500ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A shorter walk but at times over rough ground, glorious views over Buttermere and the higher fells

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