It was roasting hot this morning when we left Buttermere and the conditions were just perfect for a lower level walk which would give a group of people a couple hour glimpse of just how beautiful the Lake District is.
About a month ago I was asked by Allison, a friend of ours, if I could suggest an easy (ish) walk and also "show the way" for a group of people from Tesco in Whitehaven. The walk was just one of a selection of events taking place to raise money for Tesco's charity of the year 2008 - Marie Curie Cancer Care. A charity which provides high quality nursing, totally free, to give terminally ill people a choice of dying at home, supported by their families.
A few different places were discussed, but in the end I said "if you're wanting a nice, easy (ish) walk for people who aren't really used to walking on the fells, then a circuit of Buttermere is about a good as you're ever going to get". Especially on a good day; which it certainly turned out to be.