Buttermere, Gatesgarth, Lake District

Buttermere, Gatesgarth, Lake District

Looking west up Buttermere (from the Gatesgarth end, where the road comes down from Honister Pass). Many visitors park at Gatesgarth and walk to the lakeshore.

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