Buttermere is a place and a civil parish in the Lake District, Cumbria, England. The civil parish has 127 inhabitants (2001). The town lies on a land bridge between the two lakes Buttermere and Crummock Water, which were once a lake and whose current short river connection is referred to as Buttermere Dubs. In the south-west of the village is the Red Pike and in the north-east of the Wandope and the Crag Hill and the Robinson. From Buttermere there is a road between Wandope and Crag Hill on the north side and Robinson on the south side across the Newlands Pass to Keswick. The Mill Beck flows through Buttermere and flows northwest of the place in Crummock Water. To the author Alfred Wainwright recalls a plaque in the St James' Church of Buttermere. Wainwright's final resting place on the Innominate Tarn on the Haystacks is visible from here. The Scale Force waterfall above Crummock Water can be reached from Buttermere.