Crummock Water
Keswick, North Lakes

Details for Crummock Water

Crummock Water from Whiteside
Crummock Water from Red Pike

Crummock Water is owned by the National Trust and is a wild and rugged lake situated in the North West Lakes. Crummock Water is a quiet and peaceful spot due to its less accessible location.

Crummock Water is located between Loweswater and Buttermere in the North West region of the Lake District National Park. Buttermere is located very close by in the same valley, and it is very likely they were both once a single body of water. Grassmoor falls to the west of Crummock Water and the fells of Mellbreak to the east. Crummock Water is 2.5 miles long, 3/4 of a mile wide and 140 feet deep. The lake is crystal clear and the rocky bottom is sheltered by steep sides of Lakeland slate.

The lake is fed by a number of streams including the beck from Scale Force, which drops 170 feet into the lake making it the Lake Districts tallest and most spectacular waterfall. Scale Force is a magnificent site even after periods of dry spells; it has been a main attraction for visitors to the region since the early days of tourism in the Lakes. River Cocker starts at Crummock water and flows on to Cockermouth where is joins the River Derwent.

There is a ban on water sports and any small boats must be carried to the shore by hand. Activities which take place on the lake are boating; rowing, steam and electrical boat rides, canoeing; rowing boats can be hired at the lake side. Many visitors come to walk the beautiful surrounding fells which include Red Pike and Grassmoor, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.