19 October 2023

Family Drives: Buttermere and Honister Pass

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Autumn in the Lake District is nothing short of stunning; As the leaves are starting to fall, there's no better time to explore Cumbria's natural beauty and take a road trip with the family across some of Cumbria’s landscapes.

If you're seeking an unforgettable family adventure, this Buttermere and Honister Pass loop offers a perfect blend of breathtaking views, winding roads, and family-friendly activities. The drive itself takes just over 1 hour in total, but you can spend as long as you like exploring the town of Keswick, taking a stroll around Buttermere, and experiencing adventure and history at Honister Pass.

Length: 22.7 miles
Time: Minimum 1 hour 4 minutes (if you don’t stop to take in the views!)
Start and End Point: Keswick

Begin the Journey in Keswick

Setting off from the picturesque town of Keswick, the Buttermere and Honister Pass Loop promises an adventure that both adults and the kids will enjoy. After grabbing a bite to eat for breakfast in Keswick, the journey starts with the drive towards Buttermere, a gem tucked between towering fells. As you drive closer, the road unravels and offers stunning views of the lake.

Exploring Buttermere

As you arrive at Buttermere, the whole family can step out to stretch their legs and explore the picturesque surroundings. It’s a great opportunity to stroll around the lake's shores, and take in the autumnal landscapes.

Honister Pass Adventure

Continuing on your journey, the road takes you to Honister Pass, a mountain pass through the heart of the Lake District. As you ascend the road, the panoramic views are breathtaking - Peaks adorned with autumn colours come into view, making every twist and turn enjoyable.

A Taste of History
At Honister Pass, a unique experience awaits the entire family. The Honister Slate Mine offers guided tours that provide insight into the region's industrial history. For those feeling brave, visitors can walk along their Infinity Bridge, the longest highwire bridge in Europe, which offering views of the surrounding landscape (from 8 years old and over 1.3 metres in height).

This Buttermere and Honister Pass Loop offers fantastic landscapes, family-friendly attractions, and opportunities for exploration, making it a perfect adventure for families of all sizes. Whether you're taking in the beauty of Buttermere or conquering the heights of Honister Pass, this road trip promises an autumn adventure that you and the family will remember for years to come.

At Lloyd Motor Group, we have an extensive selection of vehicles to suit the needs of families of all sizes. Whether you're looking for a spacious SUV for optimal comfort on your road trips, or something more compact, we're sure to have the perfect car to accommodate you and your family.

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