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About halfway between Keswick and Cockermouth on the looping B5289, and not more than 25 minutes drive from either, Buttermere is one of the quieter lakes, with a suitably low-key village. Buttermere village is doubly blessed for lakes, sitting between Buttermere to the south and Crummock Water to the north. There is plenty of accommodation available in the village, including the old coaching inn at its centre, The Bridge Hotel, which dates from 1735 if not earlier. It is mainly for the lovely fell-walking that people come to Buttermere, which is surrounded by mountains like Red Pike and High Stile. The high tops offer some challenging routes. Alfred Wainwright, whose guide-books convey so much of the spirit as well as the practicality of walking in the area, had his ashes scattered on nearby Haystacks, his favourite spot in all Lakeland. In St James’ church in the village there is a modest plaque commemorating Wainwright, set in the sill of the window overlooking Haystacks. This little church, built in 1840, was itself beloved of Wordsworth. Buttermere the lake is a good place for walkers who want to stride out without facing the rigours of the fells. At about a mile and a half long by half a mile wide it makes a round walk of perhaps two hours, or a stroll of three, with only a small section on the road, and a little scrambling over rocks. There is a short tunnel to add spice to the hike, and at Dalesgarth Farm on the way there is generally a refreshment stop available.


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Bridge Hotel (0.08 miles)

Bridge Hotel

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Buttermere village is ideally situated amongst superb fellside scenery between Crummock water and Buttermere village. The heart of the hamlet is the Bridge Hotel, first licensed as a coaching ... More

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Borrowdale Gates Country House Hotel (4.74 miles)

Borrowdale Gates Country House Hotel

Gently cradled in the Lake District’s most dramatic valley, Borrowdale Gates holds a south-facing view down the epic ‘Jaws of Borrowdale’, which Wainwright once described as “…the most beautiful square mile in Lakeland.”

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Manesty Holiday Cottages (4.75 miles)

Manesty Holiday Cottages
Visitors who prefer to be at the heart of 'The Lakes' rather than on the fringe will particularly appreciate Manesty which is in the centre of Lakeland at its most picturesque. Only five scenic ... More | visit website
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Swinside Lodge Hotel (5.04 miles)

Swinside Lodge Hotel

Swinside Lodge Country House Hotel is a unique Georgian Lakeland property set in its own gardens situated at the foot of Cat Bells in the beautiful Newlands Valley. It is surrounded by fells - Skiddaw, ... More | visit website

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Scafell Hotel (5.28 miles)

Scafell Hotel

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The Scafell Hotel is located in the very heart of Borrowdale, considered by many as England's finest valley. The hotel is surrounded by mighty fells, tranquil meadows and crystal clear waters. The ... More

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Leathes Head Hotel (5.31 miles)

Leathes Head Hotel

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Magnificent Edwardian Country House Hotel set in 3 acres of lawns & woodland, offering peaceful & tranquil surroundings, beautiful views and some of the best walking in th country. Our ... More

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The Royal Oak (5.38 miles)

The Royal Oak

After your busy day exploring the area you will need to relax and unwind – where better than the Royal Oak, a traditional country inn set in the heart of Braithwaite.

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The Cottage in the Wood (5.40 miles)

The Cottage in the Wood Country Hotel and Restaurant is a former 17th century coaching inn situated in the heart of the Whinlatter forest near Keswick, in one of the most beautiful and dramatic areas ... More | visit website
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Lodore Falls Hotel (5.40 miles)

Lodore Falls Hotel

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Overlooking Derwentwater, this elegant hotel is set within 40 acres of beautiful Lake District countryside, making it the ideal base for exploring the stunning scenery. Situated next to woodland trails and ... More

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Winder Hall Country House (5.58 miles)

Winder Hall Country House
Winder Hall Country House Hotel near Buttermere is a historic manor house in the peaceful lakeland village of Low Lorton in the English Lake District. The hotel near Buttermere is ideal for a holiday or ... More | visit website

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