Buttermere Valley

 Buttermere lake and surrounding hills in winter, Buttermere Valley, Cumbria.

Important notice -

In line with government guidance our countryside space is open for local visitors to access for walks. We ask all visitors to follow guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe.

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

Sourmilk Gill, Buttermere Valley

Wintery waterfalls in Buttermere Valley 

The Lake District is famous for its rain, but for those in the know there is a magical silver lining - the waterfalls.

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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

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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.

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