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Buttermere, Buttermere

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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. With our international travel planner, Buttermere attractions like Buttermere can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Buttermere is such a beautiful Lake surrounded by stunning scenery. It is quiet and peaceful whichever point along its banks you are walking in. There are also walks for any level of walker which make...  more »
  • Buttermere is a beautiful place. It’s just a shame that on these fells the National Trust still allow the Melbreak Foxhounds to hunt even though it’s against the law. So if you are lucky ,you can stil...  more »
  • The Village and lake are stunning, it was very busy with walkers when we visited. The Lakeshore walk took us about a couple of hours, but it was an easy and beautiful walk.  more »
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  • A beautiful and tranquil location , walks to suit all abilities from a stroll around the lake or one of the many fell top routes.
  • Buttermere is a beautiful and tranquil location, often reached via the dizzying Honnister pass. There's a flat, circular walk around the lake or you can ascend one of the fells surrounding the lake for a more challenging route. Sunrise or a calm evening may give you a mirror-flat lake and then a wonderful view, with the hills reflected in the water.
  • 2.5 hr walk. Pub half way is dog friendly. Great flat walk
  • Nice lake but no proper parking anywhere. You just have to park on the verge and hope for the best.
  • Fantastic footpath around lake offering stunning views every footstep

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