Categories: Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Enjoy tranquility amidst a dramatic landscape at Buttermere, a scenic lake by a dairy pasture. Take a footpath along the perimeter of the water, and enjoy views of the Lake District's classic combination of lakes and mountains. Climb up Haystacks and Red Pike to get sweeping vistas of the Lakeland. Easy access through the farm and woodland setting makes the lake one of the most popular family strolls in the area. You can usually enjoy some refreshments at two nearby farms--try the locally made ice cream. Using our world travel planner, Buttermere attractions like Buttermere can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Great walking around the lake. Path is pretty easy and well sign posted. Buttermere is a very short walk away from the path and has pubs and cafes. Parking nearby can be a challenge as it's so popular... read more »
This is a lovely walk around the lake. Approx 4 miles. The weather was fab & scenery stunning. We prefer to walk clockwise around as the 1st bit is a bit uneven with tree routes over the path & some r... read more »
This the first ever time that I have been able to visit Buttermere, despite coming from Kendal. I have travelled extensively throughout the Lake District and climbed many of the well known fells on nu... read more »
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