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Buttermere Valley

Buttermere, Cockermouth, CA13, United Kingdom | Website


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One of the Countries best Views


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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Wheelchair, Powerchair, Mobility Scooter


As we are now in tier 4 in regards to Covid, I am promoting some of the best places in Cumbria accessible to locals for gentle exercise. We visited Buttermere in late September, hence the stunning Autumn colours. Disabled parking is available on the Lake District National Park Authority Car Park (there is a charge) where there is an accessible toilet. Walk back up through the car park and turn right past the Fish Inn, following signs to the lake. After about 200 metres, take the left lane down to the shoreline. Ignore the track signed Scale Force. The route for all ends here. From here there are fantastic views across Buttermere and of Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks fell. It is possible to go over the bridge and continue along the rear of Buttermere the path is rough in places and can be muddy (particularly the latter part). This terrain is do-able ideally in a chair designed for more challenging terrain. To complete the circuit it is possible to return on the road. As the terrain gets more challenging and if in doubt you can turn around and retrace your steps. We tried the Croft House Farm cafe which offers level access, accessible toilet & a good range of food and drink. https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/things-to-do/walking/mileswithoutstiles/mws25

Transport & Parking


Accessible parking on National Park Car Park (charges apply). Accessible by bus from Keswick.



Easy access to lake & Croft House Cafe. Route round the lake more challenging. Off riad chair advised.



Acessible toilets both in the Croft House Cafe & Car Park.



Staff at the Croft House cafe couldnt be more helpful and wherecadhering to Covid guidelines.


Returning on path to Lake. Does exactly what it says on the Tin. View from Lake Shore -Well worth the trip. View from back of Buttermere looking back towards car park & cafe

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