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Lake District

Buttermere Valley

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

Buttermere, near Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9UZ

A family on the pebbly lakeshore of Crummock Water with three moored wooden rowing boats

Planning your visit

A man fishing with his dog on a misty morning on Loweswater

Boating and fishing in the Buttermere Valley 

Find out how to get boating and fishing permits for the lakes of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater before your visit.

Dog with its owner

Visiting the Buttermere Valley with your dog 

Buttermere is a one paw print rated place. Find out all you need to know about bringing your furry side-kick on an adventure around the lake shores, in the valleys and up the fells.

People inside a tent at night at Wasdale Head campsite, Cumbria

Wild camping in the Lake District 

Find out more about wild camping in the Lake District, whether it's right for you and how to do it legally, safely and responsibly.

A young child and her mother bending down to look at flowers in the Sunken Garden in May at Castle Ward, County Down, Northern Ireland

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