Crummock Water: A Jewel in the Crown of the Lake District

Crummock Water, nestled in the heart of the Lake District National Park, is a sight to behold. This beautiful lake, Cumbria's third largest, stretches for three miles and is surrounded by majestic fells including Grasmoor, its most famous neighbour.  The image below captures the serenity of Crummock Water, with the small Woodhouse Island in the centre of the lake a distinctive feature.

Crummock Water is a popular destination for walkers, cyclists, and water sports enthusiasts. There are a number of gentle lakeside walks that offer stunning views of the surrounding scenery. For the more adventurous, there are hikes that take in the peaks of Grasmoor, Buttermere Fell, and High Stile. 

The lake is also a great place to enjoy a spot of kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding. If you're feeling energetic, you can even try your hand at wild swimming. But if you just want to relax and take in the beauty of your surroundings, there are plenty of places to picnic by the lake.

Crummock Water is a haven for wildlife. The lake is home to a variety of fish, including salmon, trout, and perch. You're also likely to see a number of birds, such as herons, ospreys, and swallows. And if you're lucky, you might even spot a red deer or two.

Whether you're looking for a place to relax and soak up the scenery, or for a more active break, Crummock Water has something to offer everyone. So why not add it to your list of places to visit in the Lake District?

Tips for planning your trip to Crummock Water:

  • The best time to visit Crummock Water is in the spring or summer, when the weather is mild and the lake is at its most beautiful. However, the Lake District is stunning all year round.
  • There are a number of villages and towns located around Crummock Water, such as Buttermere, Loweswater, and Keswick. These villages offer a variety of shops, pubs, and restaurants.
  • If you're planning on doing any walking or cycling, be sure to wear sturdy footwear and clothing that is appropriate for the weather conditions.
  • There is limited parking available around Crummock Water, so it is advisable to arrive early or use public transport.


Crummock Water
Crummock Water


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