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Buttermere is the Lake District at it's finest. It has some of the best walks in the National Park including the ascent of Haystacks, the favourite of the greatest fell walker of them all, Alfred Wainwright.

Buttermere is the Lake District at it's finest. It has some of the best walks in the National Park including the ascent of Haystacks, the favourite of the greatest fell walker of them all, Alfred Wainwright.

Keswick from Walla Crag in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England

Keswick from Walla Crag in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England

Great #photography © Richard Gill from @photocrowd

Great #photography © Richard Gill from @photocrowd

There is only one true lake in the Lake District (Bassenthwaite); the rest are meres and tarns. Reservoirs such as Thirlmere, Haweswater and Kentmere sit effortlessly in the landscape alongside their naturally formed cousins.

There is only one true lake in the Lake District (Bassenthwaite); the rest are meres and tarns. Reservoirs such as Thirlmere, Haweswater and Kentmere sit effortlessly in the landscape alongside their naturally formed cousins.

wanderthewood: “ The summit of Walla Crag, looking down onto Derwent Water, Bassenthwaite Lake and Keswick, Lake District, England by Steve Brannon ”

wanderthewood: “ The summit of Walla Crag, looking down onto Derwent Water, Bassenthwaite Lake and Keswick, Lake District, England by Steve Brannon ”

The Lake District is arguably at it's finest during the autumn when the shortening days and cooler temperatures give rise to a blanket of red, orange and gold as the trees prepare themselves for winter.

The Lake District is arguably at it's finest during the autumn when the shortening days and cooler temperatures give rise to a blanket of red, orange and gold as the trees prepare themselves for winter.

The most photographed trees in the Lake District? These iconic trees sit at the foot of Fleetwith Pike at the southern end of Buttermere lake.

The most photographed trees in the Lake District? These iconic trees sit at the foot of Fleetwith Pike at the southern end of Buttermere lake.

Many of the benches in the national park are dedicated to loved ones who loved the Lake District. This one, with fabulous views towards Great Langdale is in memory of 'Great Grandpa'.

Many of the benches in the national park are dedicated to loved ones who loved the Lake District. This one, with fabulous views towards Great Langdale is in memory of 'Great Grandpa'.

I am a huge fan of trees, but here just the one will do. Picnic anyone?

I am a huge fan of trees, but here just the one will do. Picnic anyone?

Still conditions in Lakeland can produce glass like reflections on the lakes. Rising early will give you the best chance to enjoy one of the most spectacular sights that the Lake District has to offer.

Still conditions in Lakeland can produce glass like reflections on the lakes. Rising early will give you the best chance to enjoy one of the most spectacular sights that the Lake District has to offer.

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