The area has some of the most stunning scenery and views in the country. Above you see the view looking towards Crummock Water, with High Stile and Red Pike towering in the distance.
A walk around Crummock Water or Buttermere Lake reveals some of the best valley views in the Lake District. The photograph above shows the view from near the road on the eastern shore of Crummock Water, just before reaching Rannerdale.
Scale Force, a spectacular waterfall can be seen above on a pleasant walk from Buttermere village, or as part of a longer walk around Crummock Water.
Lake District Local Attractions & Area
New House Farm provides luxury bed and breakfast just 6 miles from the Cumbrian market town of Cockermouth, famed as being the birth place of the Poet William Wordsworth. You can visit his home Wordsworth House, which has recently been transformed to give character showing the period when he lived there. Fletcher Christian of Mutiny on the Bounty fame was also born in Cockermouth and has a number of public houses named after him. Cockermouth is also home to the famous Jennings Brewery which offers tours of its factory. There is also a castle, museums, shops, parks and walks within the town.
For golf enthusiasts, Cockermouth Golf Club is only 6 miles, Keswick Golf Club is 16 miles and the stunning Silloth Links course is 23 miles.
Head towards the West Coast of Cumbria for the Maryport Aquarium, the beautiful coastal village of St. Bees which is the start of the Coast to Coast walk and Whitehaven with its regenerated harbour front.
Honister Slate Quarry is just 8 miles away beyond Crummock Water and Buttermere and offers a unique insight into the old mining lifestyle that existed in these valleys.
If you are interested in visiting old houses then Muncaster Castle, Dalmain and Hutton in the Forest are a must.
The picturesque village of Lorton is only 2 miles away to the North and offers pub food and excellent tennis court facilities. Head South from New House Farm towards Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere and discover three of the prettiest lakes in the Lake District.
New House Farm is an ideal base for walking, canoeing, bird watching, fishing and cycling on the Coast to Coast and Reiver cycle routes.