Buttermere is surrounded by a dramatic landscape, dominated by the high fells of Fleetwith Pike, Red Pike and Haystacks. This is an incredible trail route around the shores of Buttermere & Crummock Water. It's an ideal route for all abilities, you do not have to be super fast or an elite athlete to enter, perfect if you are new to trail running and looking for a new challenge.
"A fantastic route in the most beautiful location" Britta Sendlhofer Run247.com
"Had a great day at Buttermere, fantastic trails & beautiful scenery" Sarah Haworth
"I genuinely thought it was great, both the course & the organisation" Sam NobleStarting from the lakeshore field, the initial section follows the southwest shoreline of Buttermere Lake through the beautiful setting of Burtness Wood at the base of Red Pike & High Stile.
Returning through the woodland, the route then passes the spectacular waterfall of Sourmilk Gill before contouring along the western shoreline of Crummock Water. With the mighty Grassmoor on the east and the fells of Mellbreak on the west, it has unparalleled views from either side. Savour the views down the whole valley from the pine clad northern shoreline of Lanthwaite Woods before returning along the eastern shores via the base of Rannerdale Knotts.