Day 16, Touring the Lakes district, June 6, 2016

Day 2 with the Willmer’s!  Hiking around Buttermere Lake and sightseeing!

DSC00656 DSC00652DSC00649 DSC00655 DSC00660 DSC00664DSC00663 DSC00671 DSC00682 DSC00666 DSC00668 DSC00674

The Highland cow is a Scottish cattle breed with long horns, long wavy coats (multiple colors), raised for their meat, and very hardy in the cold winters of the UK.  They are also known as “Hairy Coos”.

DSC00676DSC00678 DSC00689 DSC00690 DSC00692 DSC00693 DSC00696DSC00680

Clare’s friend, Sarah, was a delight and font of information on our hike around Buttermere Lake and to the Shale Mine!  She brought a few of her kids on the hike with us!!

DSC00685 DSC00691

Love seeing the reflections in the lakes!!


Honister Slate Mine is England’s only slate mine now, but began with quarrying in 1728.    It now produces roofing slate, tourist gifts and provides underground tours.

DSC00706DSC00701 DSC00704 DSC00710 DSC00711DSC00700IMG_0425

A delightful day with friends!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *