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Lovely lake with an easy flat round-lake track. Perfect spots for striking out from shallow beaches. Path can be busy but the water is always peaceful. Beautiful sunsets looking up the lake. Excellent and calming swim.
Buttermere is just perfect for swimming, whether it's a little paddle and dip from the beach or swimming the length of the lake. This was my first end-to-end lake swim. The round the lake path makes it very easy for non-swimming pals to join you...and if you're lucky, you might be able to persuade them to meet you at the other end with towel and shoes!