The characters of Buttermere
Walk in the footsteps of eccentric characters where tranquil waters reflect abandoned settlements and bustling hamlets.
Discover people such as the Maid of Buttermere, a Victorian entrepreneur and a servant who fell to her death.
Choose your own history
Keen to enjoy the history of the Lake District? Visit our Outdoors site to discover historical activities and more, as written by our very own Rangers.
The cultural history of Ennerdale
The concept of 'wild land' at Ennerdale includes the cultural history of the valley, seen in over 500 archaeological sites that date back 11,000 years.