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Crummock Water

Grid Ref: NY 157190

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, has unparalleled views from either side.

Crummock water and Buttermere from near the top of Mellbreak. Picture by Ann Bowker, 29 March 04.

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 with Haystacks and Great Gable

The lake is fed by numerous streams including the beck from Scale Force, which with a drop of 170 feet is Lakelandís 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 with Whiteside and Grasmoor

Crummock Water from Darling Fell, Loweswater

and looking in the opposite direction :

Crummock Water from Rannerdale Knotts,
Loweswater in distance. Photo by Ann Bowker

Aerial photo by Simon Ledingham

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