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Buttermere

Buttermere, Cockermouth CA13, UK

Lake/ River/ Ponds

About Buttermere

Buttermere is a lake in the Lake District in North West England. The classic combination of lakes and mountains has made this popular with visitors since the beginning of tourism in the Lake District.  The popular lake is regularly voted as one of the country’s favourite views.



Attractions near Buttermere

Rannerdale Knotts2.33km from Buttermere

Rannerdale Knotts is a fell in the Lake District of Cumbria, England. Rising from the Buttermere valley, it is one of the smaller Cumbrian hills and is overlooked by a number of surrounding fells. Rannerdale was once the site of a settlement that shows continuous habitation from stone-age times up to medieval times when it was abandoned. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend a nice time there.

Haystacks2.8km from Buttermere

This modest mountain occupies an important position at the head of the Buttermere valley and is surrounded by a diverse and interesting range of peaks.  Its large, undulating summit, containing many hidden recesses, is interesting and contains a number of attractive rock formations and tarns. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend a nice time there.

Fleetwith Pike2.83km from Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike is a fell in the English Lake District in the county of Cumbria which reaches a height of 648 metres. The fell is a well-known feature of the area as it casts an imposing presence over Buttermere and the Honister Pass on the B5289 motor road between Borrowdale and Buttermere. One of the nice trekking destination and also you can spend a nice time there.

Honister Pass3.49km from Buttermere

A beautiful mountain pass which starts at Gatesgarth Farm, at the southern end of Buttermere. It connects the Buttermere valley with the eastern end of Borrowdale valley. It is one of Cumbria’s highest passes, with a gradient of 1 in 4. Flowing through the pass from the summit to Buttermere is Gatesgarthdale Beck. Honister Pass holds the UK 24-hour rainfall record; in the 24 hours to 6 pm on 5 December 2015, 341.4 mm of rain fell there.

Crummock Water4.26km from Buttermere

Crummock Water is the longest of three lakes in the Buttermere Valley cared for by the National Trust. This long lake is often ignored by visitors in favour of its smaller neighbour, Buttermere, and as such it offers a quieter alternative for a lakeside picnic and paddle if you are willing to walk a short distance.

Honister Slate Mine4.77km from Buttermere

Honister Slate mine is at the top of the Honister Pass in Borrowdale in the Lake District. You can watch slate being riven (or split) using processes that have changed little over the past 300 years. Quarrying for Westmorland green slate has been taken place in the area since 1728. Apart from the mining, it is also a popular tourist attraction in the Lake District National Park.

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The largest and most widespread industry in Cumbria is tourism. The Lake District National Park alone receives some 15.8 million visitors every year.World-famous for its beautiful lakes and mountainous fells, carved out long ago by glaciers, the Lake District today is a playground for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.