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Buttermere Lake, Buttermere

#1 of 34 in Things to do in Cockermouth
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Enjoy tranquility amidst a dramatic landscape at Buttermere Lake, 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, Cockermouth attractions like Buttermere Lake 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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  • We walked anti-clockwise around the lake the weather was not too bad when we started but was dreadful by the time we finished. We intend to do the walk again and get chance to see anything we missed.....  more »
  • Such a good lake to walk around. All well sheltered and good views all the way around and can end up at one of the cafes after. The lake is beautiful . Good trail for dogs and children and the...  more »
  • Absolutely amazing experience. Next time I will definitely visit other parts of lake district.
  • Lovely lake that has a path all the way round. Beautiful views from here.

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