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BUTTERMERE, THE GEM OF THE LAKES, AND S. PATRICK'S WELL, PATTERDALE

BUTTERMERE, THE GEM OF THE LAKES, AND S. PATRICK'S WELL, PATTERDALE

Buttermere (bottom) is one of the smaller lakes and one of the greater attractions of the Lake District. It is surrounded by high fells with high-sounding names -High Stile, Red Pike and High Crag. It is connected with Crummock Water by a stream which flows through a patch of country comprising meadows and hedges in charming contrast to the crags above. Patterdale is the valley at the south end of Ullswater and is said to be a corruption of "Patrickdale." At S. Patrick's Well (top) the saint is supposed to have baptised.

Other pictures from The Historic Lake District


THE FRIAR'S CRAG ON DERWENTWATER AND THE LAKE FROM THE ROADSIDE

ULLSWATER FROM GOWBARROW PARK: CONISTON AND THE 'OLD MAN'

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