Secret Valley of the Bluebells - walk

20 May 2017

This short and easy linear route to the east of Buttermere turns into the secret Rannerdale valley. If timed right a carpet of brilliant blue will delight your senses. Discover why this spectacular landscape deserves to become a World Heritage Site in 2017.

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  • Starts from: the Fish Hotel, Buttermere. Park in LDNP or NT car park at 10:30 am
  • Price: Free, donations welcome
  • Length: 4.8 Km, 3.0 miles
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Grade: Easy plus
  • Grade description: A short walk on level ground going at a leisurely pace. Usually suitable for pushchairs (may need to lift over small obstructions).
  • Just turn up: Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Spaces on walks are limited to 20 people on moderate, hard and very hard grade walks and 30 on easy grade walks (not including leaders). Please bring correct change with you.

Our uplands are beautiful places but can be cold, even in summer. For your own safety and comfort you’ll need:

  • Walking boots with ankle support and a good tread, essential on all activities except easy grade walks on flat, level ground.
  • Waterproof trousers and a waterproof and windproof jacket.
  • A warm top such as a fleece or jumper.
  • Hat and gloves.
  • Sun protection.
  • Enough food and drink for the type and duration of the activity.

Please come appropriately dressed and equipped or you may be turned away.

Well behaved dogs on leads and guide dogs are welcome.

If we decide to cancel an event we will post a notice of cancellation on this listing. Please, note terms and conditions apply.

There’s lots more information in our frequently asked questions to help you make the most of your time.

Thank you for choosing an activity with us. Our guided walks, guided bike rides and navigation sessions are delivered by dedicated and committed volunteers who are passionate about the Lake District National Park.

All money raised goes directly towards training and supporting our passionate volunteer guides to help more people discover this spectacular landscape.

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