Before my sister in law and her husband moved to Wales they lived in the spectacularly beautiful Lake District. We were fortunate to be able to visit and stay with them lots of times.
This particular weekend, it was October 2007, we drove over to Buttermere via the Honister Pass. We had to stop and take photos. The scenery was just breathtaking!
Here we are at Buttermere. It was a glorious autumn day. Perfect for a walk round the lake. Before setting off on this walk there's a little shop/cafe and it sells the best ice cream. I had a Turkish Delight flavour one and it was the best I've ever tasted.
St. James Chapel in the hamlet of Buttermere. More info and pictures of the chapel here.
Not surprisingly, small as Buttermere is there are a couple of pubs to quench your thirst in. We had a good hot meal and a drink in one of them but I can't remember what it was called now.
Three happy wanderers, my husband, his sister and brother in law having a picnic in the autumn sunshine.
Just looking back over the many photos I have of the Lakes fills me with longing to go back. Honestly there are days when I yearn for the place! The Lake District has got to be one of the most beautiful parts of England's green and pleasant lands.