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

Hay meadow walk at Loweswater

Sat 01 Jul 2017
Find out how we're celebrating National Haymeadows Day

Hay meadow walk at High Snab Farm, Newlands

Sat 01 Jul 2017
From the heart of the Newlands Valley wander through some of Lakelands highest hay meadows, with views of Cat Bells and Skiddaw.
Buttermere Valley


Buttermere Valley


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


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.