Buttermere Valley

Trees on the lakeshore of Buttermere, Lake District

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

Buttermere Valley

Things to see and do

Buttermere Valley

What's on 

Upcoming events

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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.

Buttermere Valley

Our work

Ranger Mark Astley with a school group

Mark Astley - valley ranger profile 

No two days are ever the same. Get a glimpse into the behind the scenes work of a valley ranger in the Lake District.