Crummock Water

Location : Buttermere / Loweswater  –  Grid Ref: NY 157190
 

Crummock Water and Rannerdale Knotts. Aerial photo by Simon Ledingham.

Situated between Loweswater and Buttermere. Often overlooked by its sister lake Buttermere, Crummock Water with the mighty Grassmoor on the west and the fells of Mellbreak on the east, it has unparalleled views from either side. It is 2 1/2 miles long, 3/4 mile wide and 140 feet deep and is a clear, rocky bottomed lake flanked by steep fellsides of Skiddaw slate.

 

Crummock water and Buttermere from near the top of Mellbreak. Photo by Ann Bowker

The lake is fed by numerous streams including the beck from Scale Force, which with a drop of 170 feet is Lakeland’s tallest waterfall. The River Cocker starts from here, flowing towards Cockermouth where it joins the River Derwent.

 
Rowing boats are available for hire.
 
The lake is owned by the National Trust.
 

Crummock Water from Darling Fell, Loweswater

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