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Buttermere Lake

Buttermere is a lake in the north-west of the English Lake District. It is 1¼ miles long (2 km) by ¼ mile (500 m) wide, and is 75 feet (23 m) deep. It has an elevation above sea level of 329 feet (100 m). A place of considerable scenic value, it is situated towards the head of the valley of the river Cocker and is surrounded by fells, notably the High Stile range to the southwest, Robinson to the northeast, Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks to the southeast and Grasmoor to the northwest

The village of Buttermere

The village of Buttermere stands at the northwest end of the lake, and beyond this is Buttermere's twin, Crummock Water. There is a path around the lake which is about 4 ½ miles (7.2 km) long, and at one point runs through a rock tunnel beneath the locality of Hasness. Access is by road, either from Cockermouth in the northwest or from Borrowdale via the Honister Pass. The lake is owned by the National Trust and is part of the National Trust property called Buttermere and Ennerdale.

Buttermere means "the lake by the dairy pastures".

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