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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

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    Great Gable & Haystacks


    Distance: 14.2km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 1220m / 3800ft
    Duration: 7-8 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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