As well as a hiking area there are exellent climbs in the Birkness Coombe(Burtness Coombe on some maps) area and in particular Grey Crag. The rock of Grey crag is quick drying and offers a sequence of high quality climbs directly to the summit of High Crag with views down to Buttermere.
Red TapeNo red tape to speak of.
CampingThere are plenty of campsites around Buttermere and Borrowdale as well as B&B, Hostel and Hotel accomodation.
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From Red Pike follow the path down to Scale Force and then down to Crummock Water and a return to Buttermere.