Hiking and Camping at Buttermere and Helvellyn, Lake District National Park
March 2016: 5-hour drive from London
Fancy going on an adventure for the weekend but you are short on money or cannot take many holidays off? Why not try a bit of camping? The Lake District sits on the north west part of the UK and it is beautiful – a must see if you live in the UK.
In March 2016, we drove up to the Lakes for a weekend and camped near Buttermere Lake. We left London on a Friday evening and stayed at a very cheap hotel by the motorway near the Lake District region so that we could wake up early on Saturday morning and drive up to the start point of our hike.
Saturday: Day 1 of Hiking in Buttermere
We had asked a local if we could leave our car near their house overnight and then started our hike (alternatively, you can leave the car on a road lay-by). Our route was similar to the below.
Take a look through some of our journey below.
As days in March are short, we had to settle down a bit early that day -around 6pm. After looking for a while, we had found just the perfect spot for a quiet and scenic camp.
The next morning, we got up early to pack up and embark on the 2nd day of hiking.
Sunday: Day 2 of Hiking in Helvellyn
We drove from Buttermere to Gillside Campsite in Glenridding on Sunday morning and left the car in the campsite before walking up to Helvellyn. The campsite is ideal if you want to take this route as it is the closest to the path from Glenridding.
Day 3: Monday – Time to say goodbye and head home.
Thank you for your time and see you for the next adventure post. =)