Buttermere Valley

Important notice -

Our countryside space is open. We ask all visitors to follow government guidance to keep everyone safe

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

Buttermere shuttle bus

Heading into the valley to get a glimpse of the last spring blossoms? Why not catch the free shuttle from Cockermouth to Buttermere on weekends and bank holidays until the 6th of June. For more information, please follow the link.

Two men in blue tshirts laughing as they walk through the green countryside of the Lake District

Planning your visit to the Lake District  

Get the best out of your visit to the Lake District by planning ahead. We've pulled together the tools, tips and guidance to help you make the most out of your trip and help us look after the Lake District. Find a car park, understand where you can and cannot stay overnight and get tips for ways to stay safe in the Lakes.

Fishing equipment, Loweswater, Lake District

Fishing and boating on Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater  

If you're planning to go fishing or launch a boat onto the waters of the Buttermere Valley you will need a permit before you head off. Here is everything you need to know before you set out.

Upcoming events

Come out and play

Sat 06 Aug 2022
Bring the whole family out for a fun day playing in the lakes! With the peaceful view of the valley around you, enjoy a game of badminton or try your hand at frisbee golf.

Guided Mindful Nature Walk

Wed 07 Sep 2022
Brought to you by the National Trust and Lakeland Wellbeing. A gentle and mindful walk in the beautiful Buttermere valley, connecting with nature through a series of mindful invitations.
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

Our work

Buttermere Valley

Places to stay