Buttermere Valley

Display of bluebells beside Crummock Water

Important notice -

Our countryside space is open. We ask all visitors to follow government guidance on travel and social distancing to keep everyone safe. To save the Rannerdale bluebells, please fight the urge to get in amongst the flowers and stick to the path.

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

Buttermere in Spring

Visiting this beautiful valley

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

Buttermere Valley

Places to stay