Taken with a Canon 50D, Sigma 17-70 lens at 17mm, F16, ISO100, shutter speed 1 to 1/4 seconds, edited in Photomatix tweaked in Photoshop
Buttermere – the lake by the dairy pastures – is 1 1/2 miles long, 3/4 of a mile wide and 75 feet deep. The classic combination of lakes and mountains has made this popular with visitors since the beginning of tourism in the Lake District. A visit to Buttermere is principally for its natural attractions – as the area offers some of the best walking country in Lakeland. There is a footpath running round the perimeter of the lake, and lovely walks to the summits of Haystacks and Red Pike.