Right on our doorstep are the two beautiful lakes of Buttermere and Crummock Water which
provide excellent low level walks, fishing and boating. No motor boats are allowed.
For more experienced walkers and climbers, the extensive and world famous mountain
ranges surrounding the Buttermere valley, such as the 'Buttermere Round' (Red
Pike, High Stile and High Crag) alongside Fleetwith Pike, Rannerdale Knotts and
Wainwright's favourite mountain Haystacks, provide superb and exciting high level
walking and climbing.
Just three miles away is the Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre which has many woodland walks and mountain biking trails, as well as interesting nature-related activities for adults and children of all ages.
Other activities include bird-watching in the surrounding area, breath-taking views for practicing art enthusiasts and many photographic opportunities.
Close by is Keswick, a traditional Lakeland town on the shores of Derwentwater. Here you can take in a show at the newly built and nationally acclaimed Theatre by the Lake, cruise courtesy of the Keswick Launch Company or spend a happy afternoon shopping in one of the many and diverse shops.
The Lake District has many literary connections. You can see the ancient Yew that Wordsworth wrote about, in the Vale of Lorton or visit his birthplace - Wordsworth House in Cockermouth - an attractive nearby Lakeland town.
Lanthwaite Green Old Farmhouse
Lanthwaite Green Farm, Buttermere, Cockermouth,
English Lake District, Cumbria CA13 9UY - England, UK
All bookings are now through Cumbrian Cottages:-
Telephone: +44 (0)1228 599960
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