The Lakes and Tarns of the Lake District and Cumbria

There are sixteen lakes in the Lake District although only one, Bassenthwaite Lake, is officially a lake by name, the others are meres or waters. Illustrated guides to each lake can be found below.
 
Private powered craft are only allowed on Windermere, Coniston Water, Ullswater and Derwentwater. These are also the only 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 lakes, most of the tarns are very small, and some are not even named.

Lakes in the Lake District

Ordered by size, starting with the largest by surface area and descending.
 

Windermere lake

Windermere

ullswater lakes in the lake district

Ullswater

derwentwater

Derwentwater

bassenthwaite lakes in the lake district

Bassenthwaite Lake

coniston water

Coniston Water

haweswater lakes in the lake district

Haweswater

thirlmere

Thirlmere

ennerdale water lakes lake district

Ennerdale Water

wastwater

Wastwater

crummock water lakes lake district

Crummock Water

esthwaite water

Esthwaite Water

buttermere

Buttermere

grasmere

Grasmere

loweswater

Loweswater

rydal water

Rydal Water

elterwater

Elterwater

Tarns of the Lake District and Cumbria

Some of the Tarns, ordered by size, starting with the largest by surface area, where known, and descending.
 

devoke water

Devoke Water

overwater tarn

Overwater Tarn

brothers water

Brothers Water

tarn hows

Tarn Hows

loughrigg tarn

Loughrigg Tarn

little langdale tarn

Little Langdale Tarn

blea tarn

Blea Tarn (Langdales)

yew tree tarn

Yew Tree Tarn

watendlath tarn

Watendlath Tarn

tindale tarn

Tindale Tarn

talkin tarn

Talkin Tarn

sunbiggin tarn

Sunbiggin Tarn

mockerkin tarn

Mockerkin Tarn

Other Waters

wet sleddale reservoir

Wet Sleddale Reservoir

cogra moss

Cogra Moss

cow green reservoir

Cow Green Reservoir

longlands lake

Longlands Lake

 
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