The Lakes and Tarns of Cumbria and the Lake District

Most experts agree that there are sixteen lakes in the Lake District. There are many other pieces of water, called tarns. Although some tarns are bigger than one of the so-called lakes, most of the tarns, however, are very small, and some are not even named.
 

Bassenthwaite

Buttermere

Coniston Water

Crummock Water

 

Derwentwater

Elterwater

Ennerdale Water

Esthwaite

 

Grasmere

Haweswater

Loweswater

Rydal Water

 

Thirlmere

Ullswater

Wastwater

Windermere

 
Private powered craft are only allowed on Windermere, Coniston, Ullswater and Derwentwater. These are also the only lakes with regular steamer, ferry or launch services. There is a 10 mph restriction on all these.
 
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