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Lakes and Passes of Borrowdale and Buttermere

42 km / 26 miles

Cumbria
This walk will take you on a journey through some of Lakeland's finest scenery, linking Keswick, Buttermere and Borrowdale Youth Hostels. The hostels at Honister and Derwentwater also offer alternative locations for accommodation.

Route Description and Schematic Maps made available as 'Downloads' by kind permission of Martyn Hanks who designed these routes to encourage walking and use of the 'Youth Hostels' some of which are now sadly closed. However there are other accommodation options where hostels have closed.


Details:

Path Type
Anytime Challenges
Attributes
Anytime Challenges; Moorland

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Schematic Map - PDF
Lakes and Passes Schematic Maps PDF (Martyn Hanks - Aug 2007)
Download File

Maps:

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Hostel Accommodation
Camping Barn
Bunk House
Camp Site
B & B Accommodation
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Caravan Park
Self-catering
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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From Path
Along Path
Self-catering
Riverside Park 4  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Riverside Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Riverside Park 1  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Riverside Park 3  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Riverside Park 6  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Riverside Park 5  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Riverside Park 2  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Abacourt  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Brandelhow  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Keswick View  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Hotels
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Cosy Nook  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Hillcrest22 Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Appletrees  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Brundholme  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Thornleigh Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Brierholme Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Shemara Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Swiss Court Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Fieldside Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Bay Tree  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
South View  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Scales View Cottages  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Rock House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Fell House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Brun Lea Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Badgers Wood  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Knott House Farm  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Ridgeway & Skiddaw Skies  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Central Haven  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Ashness Apartment  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Coledale  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
7 Hewetson Court  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Slate Knoll  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Walkers Retreat Keswick  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Bridge House Cottages  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Bristowe Hill  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Breckon Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Appletree  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Skiddaw Grove Apartment  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Whiteside Lodge  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Fellside Lodge  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
The Conservatory  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Underscar  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Watendlath  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Derwent  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
High Spy  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Scafell  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Brackenburn  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Littledale  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Ashness  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Skiddaw  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Great Gable  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Robinson  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Blencathra  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Catbells  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Grisedale  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Seatoller  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Grange  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Beckstones  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Latrigg  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Honister  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Stonethwaite  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Castlerigg  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Manesty  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Whinlatter  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Glaramara  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Hindscarth  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Newlands  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Riverdale  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
1 Km
Self-catering
Porch Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
1 Km
Self-catering
Brantside  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
1 Km
Self-catering
Applethwaite Country House  (bookable online)
2 Km
1 Km
Self-catering
Brantside  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
1 Km
Self-catering
Clematis Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
1 Km
Self-catering
The Millstream  (bookable online)
2 Km
1 Km
Self-catering
Littlethwaite  (bookable online)
1 Km
1 Km
Self-catering
Willow Green  (bookable online)
1 Km
1 Km
Self-catering
Barn Croft  (bookable online)
2 Km
1 Km
Hotels
Lyzzick Hall Hotel  (bookable online)
2 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Gillside  (bookable online)
2 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
South View  (bookable online)
2 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Dancing Beck Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Pen Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Wren's Nest  (bookable online)
4 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Pen Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Lords Seat & Thorncroft  (bookable online)
4 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Swallow's Nest  (bookable online)
4 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Cygnet Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
2 Km
B & B Accommodation
Beckstones Farm Guest House  (bookable online)
4 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Kirkstones  (bookable online)
3 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Bleaberry Lodge  (bookable online)
3 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Derwent House and Brandelhowe  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Riggside  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
The Mount  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
2 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Mount B&B  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Apartment 7, Harney Peak  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
2 Km
B & B Accommodation
Dalegarth House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
2 Km
B & B Accommodation
Rickerby Grange Country House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
< 1 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Bracken Howe  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Gable End  (bookable online)
2 Km
2 Km
B & B Accommodation
Howe View  (bookable online)
2 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Moss Garth  (bookable online)
2 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Millside & Stanger  (bookable online)
2 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Rock Lynn & Rose Bank  (bookable online)
2 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Bandol  (bookable online)
2 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Lanefoot Loft  (bookable online)
3 Km
2 Km
Other
3 Km
2 Km
Camp Site
Lanefoot Farm Campsite  (bookable online)
3 Km
2 Km
Hotels
The Cottage in the Wood  (bookable online)
3 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Willow  (bookable online)
3 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Gallery Mews Cottages  (bookable online)
3 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Vermont  (bookable online)
3 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Talcomb  (bookable online)
3 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Comb Beck  (bookable online)
3 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Derwentwater House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
< 1 Km
2 Km
B & B Accommodation
Derwent Bank  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
3 Km
Self-catering
The Lingholm Estate  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
3 Km
Self-catering
Skelgill Farm  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
5 Km
Self-catering
Swinside Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
5 Km
Self-catering
Grisedale Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
5 Km
Self-catering
Stair Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
5 Km
Self-catering
Newlands Valley  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
7 Km
Self-catering
The Cottage, Birkrigg Farm  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
7 Km
Self-catering
Gill Brow Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
7 Km
Other
Gill Brow Farm  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
7 Km
Self-catering
Bawd Hall  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
8 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
15 Km
Hotels
Bridge Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
15 Km
Hostel Accommodation
1 Km
21 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
24 Km
B & B Accommodation
Seatoller House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
26 Km
Self-catering
Ghyllside  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
26 Km
Self-catering
Honister Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
26 Km
Other
Inside Out Camping  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
26 Km
Self-catering
Brasscam  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
27 Km
Self-catering
< 1 Km
27 Km
B & B Accommodation
Hazel Bank Country House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
27 Km
Self-catering
Hazel Bank Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
27 Km
Self-catering
Lobstone Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
27 Km
Hotels
Scafell Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
27 Km
Hotels
Royal Oak Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
27 Km
Self-catering
Fold Head Farm  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
32 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Lodge in the Vale  (bookable online)
5 Km
32 Km
Hotels
The Kings Head  (bookable online)
5 Km
32 Km
Camping Barn
2 Km
33 Km
Hotels
Lodore Falls Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
34 Km
Self-catering
Lodore House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
34 Km
Hotels
The Leathes Head Hotel  (bookable online)
1 Km
34 Km
Self-catering
Manesty Holiday Cottages  (bookable online)
2 Km
34 Km
Caravan Park
Retro Caravan at Manesty  (bookable online)
2 Km
34 Km
Caravan Park
Lakeland Static Caravan Hire  (bookable online)
2 Km
35 Km
Self-catering
Over Brandelhow  (bookable online)
2 Km
35 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
36 Km
Self-catering
Barrowgate  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
36 Km
Other
Ashness Farm  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
37 Km
Self-catering
Brackenrigg  (bookable online)
2 Km
39 Km
Self-catering
Fornside Farm Cottages  (bookable online)
4 Km
39 Km
Self-catering
The Old Hayloft  (bookable online)
4 Km
39 Km
Self-catering
Nightingale Cottage  (bookable online)
5 Km
39 Km
Self-catering
Kiln How Cottage  (bookable online)
5 Km
39 Km
Hotels
The Horse and Farrier Inn  (bookable online)
5 Km
39 Km
Self-catering
4 Km
40 Km
Self-catering
Tethera  (bookable online)
1 Km
40 Km
Self-catering
Glenburn  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Grange Country House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
B & B Accommodation
Claremont House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Latrigg View  (bookable online)
1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Grisedale View  (bookable online)
1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Chestnut Hill  (bookable online)
1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
The Cottage  (bookable online)
1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Sandburne Cottage  (bookable online)
1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Fairhaven  (bookable online)
1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Pinecroft  (bookable online)
1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Highcrest  (bookable online)
1 Km
41 Km
B & B Accommodation
Laurel Bank  (bookable online)
1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
The Haven  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Beeches Guest House  (bookable online)
1 Km
41 Km
B & B Accommodation
Ash Tree House  (bookable online)
1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Fernbank House  (bookable online)
1 Km
41 Km
B & B Accommodation
Burnside B&B  (bookable online)
1 Km
41 Km
B & B Accommodation
Brookfield  (bookable online)
1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Derwent Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Gable Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Fell End  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
B & B Accommodation
Charnwood Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
B & B Accommodation
Glendale Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
B & B Accommodation
Clarence House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
B & B Accommodation
Acorn House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Acorn Cottage & Crandy Nook  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Acorn Apartments  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Crofter Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
B & B Accommodation
Ferndene Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
B & B Accommodation
Greystones  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Greenside House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Orchard House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Causey View  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
High Corner  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
B & B Accommodation
Rooms36  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
B & B Accommodation
Lakeside House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Balmoral House Apartment 6  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
41 Km
Self-catering
Ashness House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
Lindisfarne House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
Larry's Lodge  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
Self-catering
Annes Catherine Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
Littlefield  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
Sandon Guesthouse  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
Lyndhurst  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
Elm Tree Lodge  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
Grassmoor Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
Leonards Field House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
Dorchester House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
Self-catering
Felltop Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
Greystoke House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
Self-catering
St John's House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
Self-catering
Green Gables  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
Herdwick Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
Eden Green Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
Self-catering
Byways & Birchgate  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
Glencoe Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
Pitcairn House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
Self-catering
Daisy Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
Self-catering
The Views, Keswick  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
< 1 Km
42 Km
Self-catering
Kinnear  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
Cragside  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
Hall Garth  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
Self-catering
Oak House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Paddock Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
Self-catering
Little Hallgarth  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
42 Km
B & B Accommodation
Keswick Park  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
Hotels
< 1 Km
42 Km
Self-catering
Appleton  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
Self-catering
Brimbles  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
42 Km
Self-catering
4 Lydia's Cottages  (bookable online)
1 Km
42 Km
Bunk House
1 Km
42 Km

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Route Profile:

41.9 Km (26.0 miles)
1,829 m (6,001 ft) ascent
549 m (1,801 ft)  maximum height