Lake Buttermere in Cumbria lies in the northwestern corner of England's Lake District.


Tourists who come to see this two kilometer-long lake can follow a stone path around the lake and watch sheep grazing on the surrounding meadows.


Lambing takes place in May.


Fish in the lake include trout, pike, char and salmon.


The lake is surrounded by forests, fells and dairy pastures.


Many streams come rushing down from the fells.


Sour Milk Gil Falls, can be seen tumbling down Red Pike Fell..


More adventurous visitors can hike along Buttermere Ridge and travel to the tops of Haystacks and Red Pike fells.


Buttermere Valley is a glaciated valley and contains two other lakes - Loweswater Lake and Crummock Water. Originally, Crummock Water and Buttermere were one lake. They were separated by debris carried downward from streams.


The village of Buttermere lies in between Lake Buttermere and Crummock Water.


On a windowsill in St. James' Church in Buttermere, there is a memorial to the guidebook author Alfred Wainwright. The window looks out on Haystacks fell, where Wainwright's ashes are scattered.


Scale Force, England's highest waterfall, flows into Crummock Water.


The region is preserved by the Natural Trust.