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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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  • Unadorned and just naturally beautiful, nice easy walk round the lake takes approx 2 1/2 hrs at a leisurely pace (5 miles) and a really good choice of 4 places to eat back in Buttermere for any pallet...  more »
  • Buttermere was easily accessible from Keswick via bus 77/77A (22 pound fare for a group of up to 5 people). Get off at the Fish Inn, and the start of the Buttermere hike is fairly obvious if you look ...  more »
  • Buttermere is one of the prettiest lakes in the whole of the Lake District and is sufficiently remote not to have been totally overwhelmed by visitors. We parked up in the National Trust car park and ...  more »