Hiking and Camping at Buttermere and Helvellyn, Lake District National Park

March 2016; 5-hour drive from London, on-the-budget-getaway

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Fancy going on an adventure for the weekend but you are short on money or cannot take  many holidays off?

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. Last year in March 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 overnight near their house and then started our hike – which was similar to the route highlighted below.

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Take a look through some of our journey below.

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FullSizeRender 17.jpgFullSizeRender 24.jpgFullSizeRender 54.jpg As days in March are still 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.

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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.

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Day 3: Monday – Time to say goodbye and head home.

 

Thank you for your time and see you for the next adventure post. =)

 

 

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