Hassness Country House makes a great location for exploring the western area of England's Lake District. Buttermere is around 9 miles from Keswick and 11 miles from Cockermouth. There are a host of well-known fells and hills to climb in the area plus a number of other attractions to visit within easy reach, including:
- Peaks (made household names by Wainwright) such as Haystacks, Red Pike, High Stile, Great Gable, Catbells, Pillar, Scafell Pike, Fleetwith Pike, Robinson, Helvellyn, Skiddaw etc.
- Honister slate mine
- Jennings brewery tour
- Lakeland Segway tours
- Whinlatter forest trails
- Beatrix Potter museum
- Wordsworth museum & Dove Cottage