Importance: You should see this when you are in the region
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Places of Interest nearby
Buttermere, the lake, shares its valley setting with Crummock Water. They were once a single lake, but are now separated by a narrow strip of meadowland. After the last ice age, sediment deposited from Millbeck created the division. The lakes name may be from the Norse Buthar, a farm family of the 9th century who lived here.