Buttermere Lake

Stunningly beautiful and instantly accessible, it’s easy to see why for many, Lake Buttermere and its mountains is the jewel in the crown. The lake offers excellent fishing and boating ( no motors ) - its circumference makes an ideal walk averaging 2-3 hours.

The mountains standing guard in the Buttermere Valley offer more stimulating walks and include Haystacks - favourite mountain of Alfred Wainright, famed Lakes guidebook writer. Other popular mountains for challenging walking and excellent climbing includes ‘Buttermere Round’ (Red Pike, High Stile and High Crag) alongside Fleetwith Pike and Rannerdale Knotts. Altogether, the valley with its perfect lake and mountains will certainly delight.

Download a simple map from the National Trust Here