Prepare yourself as there are rather a lot of photographs in this blog post but Buttermere was just so beautiful I cannot possibly choose between them all! We certainly picked the right week to go away as we had amazing sunshine then this week since we returned it has done nothing but rain!
Here is our tent on the Dalegarth Campsite. It was a really small site and totally wonderful. We found it in the Tiny Campsites book.
This is the view from our tent, Lake Buttermere as you can see is a mere minutes walk away.
This is the rowing boat that we rented from the campsite.
As you can see we did not have to share the site with many other tents!
There was an unexpected tunnel cut into the hilllside so that you could carry on the shore path without having to leave the lakeside.
One of the many red squirrels that we saw. They were wonderful - unfortunately far too quick to get an in focus photograph!
The river through Honister Pass.
A new born lamb that we saw born in a field.
Honister Pass - this is the mountain road you have to crawl up and down again to get into the valley where Lake Buttermere is.
The perfect Herdwick pose - believe me it took hundreds to get this one!
Of course I had taken my knitted Herdwick sheep with me to introduce him to his fellow sheep.
The award for curliest horns goes to.......
More Herdwick of course....
Just one of the many mountains overlooking the campsite.
Bluebells in the woods.