Buttermere Lorton area.....
This secret, secluded area ...offers outstanding,
tranquil, natural beauty, totally unspoilt .... a taste of the real Lake
District the way it should be. You cannot fail to be enchanted by the romance of
ancient valleys and their history.
Connoisseurs of the Lake District return here again and again, revisiting their
own little "piece of heaven".
The Buttermere-Loweswater-Lorton valleys are reached
from the passes of Newlands, Honister or Whinlatter which
cut their way through some of the most remote and spectacular fells within the
Lake District. The nearest town to the foot of these passes is Keswick.
The valley have been described as "having lakes like a
string of pearls each connected to the next" and are surrounded by towering
crags with tumbling ghylls and gently rolling fells leading to low lying meadows. Read more about the
lakes and mountains and learn
why Wainwright, Britain's most famous walking hero and author regarded this as his
Let us also not forget William Wordsworth who was born in nearby
and who loved the area. You can still buy a glass of elderflower cordial in the
small tearoom within Wordsworth House. Fancy something stronger then visit the Fletcher
Christian pub. Fletcher lived in nearby Eaglesfield and became famous for
his part in the uprising in Mutiny on the Bounty.
Click here for more about the Wordsworth connection. Use our guide to the sleepy
discover them for yourself.
Finally a town in USA was named after Lorton and is situated in
Virginia. Click here for more details - its even got our Post Office on their