Buttermere Valley

Snowy sunset from Dale Head, Cumbria

Tranquil area of dramatic fells, farms and woodland, encompassing three lakes

Buttermere Valley

Things to see and do

Buttermere Valley

What's on 

Young men on slack lines

What's on 

You can't beat Buttermere for fresh air and outdoorsy fun. So pull on your wellies and come and join us.

Buttermere Valley

Wildlife

Buttermere Valley

History

Painting of Crummock and Buttermere from 1790 by William Green

Meet some of the valley's colourful characters 

Ponder the mystery of how Buttermere got its name and meet a few of the colourful characters who once lived in this Lakeland valley

Buttermere Valley

Learning

school pupils damming a stream in Holme Wood, Cumbria

Learn on the lake 

Buttermere has a host of learning opportunities for all ages, including Forest Schools, higher education and more casual activities.