Welcome to Buttermere
If you’re planning to visit the Lake District, and you’re looking to explore somewhere that’s remote yet tourist friendly, then the quaint village of Buttermere could be the ideal place for you. Buttermere, situated between the lakes Buttermere and Crummock Water, is the perfect holiday destination for families and activity seekers looking to explore and camping in Buttermere is a great way to stay.
The tranquil landscape is made up of farms and woodlands surrounding three lakes, all of which provides varied options for walkers. There are easy going walks around Buttermere Lake and the surrounding farmland, and the fells offer anything from steep challenging climbs, to easy going marsh areas.The village is made up of a small, picturesque church, two pubs and a café. It's no wonder so many people see Buttermere as the perfect place to get away from it all.
Why you should use our YHA campsites in Buttermere:
- Picturesque garden and grounds
- Stunning views of Lake Buttermere
- 24-hour access to hostel facilities
- Meals available
YHA hostels with camping in Buttermere
YHA Buttermere, a grand and historic building set in stunning grounds, offers unique camping facilities based in Buttermere. Set in the woodlands, the site overlooks Lake Buttermere and the quaint village. Camping in this beautiful location, overlooking the lake and surrounded by some of the highest mountains in England, is perfect for individual travellers and small groups.
YHA Buttermere offers camping on four wooden platforms and is ideally suited to a backpacking type of tent. Campers have access to all the hostel’s facilities including the self-catering kitchen, café-bar, restaurant, drying toom and laundry, with 24-hour access. Parking is also available in the main car park, just next to the camping area.
Things to do in Buttermere
The Lake District Wildlife Park
With over 100 species of animals, you can spend the whole day wandering around the pretty 25-acre park at The Lake District Wildlife Park. A fun day out for all the family!
Lake District wild swimming is to be found in the Buttermere valley in the waters of the Buttermere and Crummock. Head to the Hills Swim the Lake District, the Lake District's open water swim specialists, run wild swimming breaks based at this comfortable hostel taking advantage of its warm hospitality and hot showers.
There are superb climbs on the Grey Crag to suit all abilities. Alternatively, check out the classic combination of Harrow Buttress, Chockstone Ridge and Oxford and Cambridge Climb direct. For something more challenging try the Philistine on High Crag. Great for adrenaline junkies!
Step back in time to the 1770s at the William Wordworth House. The house and garden have been taken back, right down to the last knife and fork. Explore the working 18th-century kitchen and other hands-on rooms at your own pace or take in a guided tour to find out more about the happiness and heartache that shaped this wild child.