buttermere lake district

The walk around Buttermere Lake is a fairly easy 4.5-mile trail that usually takes around 3 hours to complete. Perfect for families with smaller children, there is only one brief scramble where you might need to use your hands, other than that it is mainly around the lakeshore.

Simply stroll the banks of lake Buttermere, or veer off to discover the many different sights and opportunities that lie within easy distance – an action-packed day out for all the family.

For a simple stroll around a lake, a walk around Buttermere presents you with scenery simply impossible to beat. This vast body of water in the Lake District takes some 3 hours to walk around, with many spots to stop off at along the way to appreciate your surroundings.

As well as marvellous views across the lake, you can take detours to experience magnificent natural attractions including Scale Force, Sourmilk Gill and more.


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  • Parking just north and south of the lake


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