School group kayaking

Watersports in Buttermere

Overview

The cream of Lake District wild swimming is to be found in the Buttermere valley in the crystal clear waters of the Buttermere and Crummock waters and local tarns. Head to the Hills Swim the Lake District, the Lake District's open water swim specialists, run all inclusive wild swimming breaks based at this comfortable hostel taking advantage of its warm hospitality and hot showers.

Hostels nearby

YHA Buttermere entrance

YHA Buttermere

Garden / grounds
Private rooms available
Camping and Cabins

Watersports in Buttermere

Buttermere, Cumbria, CA13 9XA

Map references

OS Grid Ref: NY 17831 16864

Lat/Lng: 54.540349, -3.271548

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

cycling

Cycling in Buttermere

The Fred Whitton Challenge is a famous endurance event taking place in early May each year. It’s a 112 mile ride over all the principle mountain passes of Lakeland.

climbing

Climbing in Buttermere

There are fantastic multi pitch climbs on the quick drying Grey Crag to suit all abilities.

Ennerdale Lake and Valley

Ennerdale Lake and Valley

Ennerdale Lake and Valley     The Ennerdale Valley is a remote, wild valley with magnificent scenery with a wide range of walking and cycling routes. Visit the website   &nb

Wild Ennerdale Valley project

Wild Ennerdale Valley project

Visit this secluded valley to experience a sense of wildness, increasingly rare in this busy urban world we live in. Visit the website  

cycling

Cycling in Ennerdale

Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape. Whether it’s hill or valley you want to explore, you can ride as far as your legs will allow you.

Mountain bikers cycling over hill to sunset

Mountain biking in Ennerdale

Situated alongside moderately graded forest roads, the hostel also has easy access to the lanes and B roads of West Cumbria.

Mountain biking in Black Sail

Mountain biking in Black Sail

Travel light and bike up to YHA Black Sail before conquering two of the toughest lakeland passes - Scarth Gap and Black Sail Pass.

Cycling in Black Sail

Cycling in Black Sail

Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape. Whether it’s hill or valley you want to explore, you can ride as far as your legs will allow you.  

Walking and Rambling in Black Sail Pass

Walking and Rambling around Black Sail Pass

 Walking & Rambling    Try the high level traverse under Pillar Rock up to the summit of Pillar and along the ridge to Black Sail pass with spectacular views of Scafell and Grea

Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine

For underground tours and the popular Via Ferrata. Edge along ladders and bridges to reach a summit viewpoint over Buttermere. Visit the website

Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter Forest

The Altura Trail which puts altitude into mountain biking or there's a Go Ape! with it's high wire forest adventure course.

Rock climbing

Climbing in Wasdale

Follow in the footsteps of the Abraham brothers and climb to the top of Napes Needle - a classic hard/severe climb with stunning mountainside views straight down to Wasdale.

mountain biking

Mountain biking in Hawse End

Experience the thrill of two wheels. See the world from a different angle, get the excitement of speed and learn how to handle your bike on the rough stuff while staying in control