Lakes & Tarns in the Lakes District & Cumbria
There are sixteen lakes in the Lake District, the largest being Windermere. Only one, Bassenthwaite Lake, is officially a lake by name, the others are meres or waters. Illustrated guides to each of the Lake District lakes can be found below.
Private powered craft are only allowed on Windermere, Coniston Water, Ullswater and Derwentwater. These are also the only Lake District lakes with regular steamer, ferry or launch services. There is a 10 mph restriction on all of these lakes.
There are also many other pieces of water called tarns. Although some tarns are bigger than one of the Lake District lakes, most of the tarns are very small, and some are not even named.
Lakes in the Lake District
Tarns of the Lake District and Cumbria
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