Crummock Water

Crummock Water, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandOn the last day of our visit to England’s Lake District, my husband and I drove past Crummock Water, which is west of Keswick in the northwest area of Lake District National Park.

Crummock Water, Lake District, Cumbria, England

As with many Lake District lakes, Crummock Water had low lows and high highs.

Crummock Water, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandAt three and a half miles long and about three-quarters of a mile wide, Crummock Water is the largest lake in Buttermere Valley.

Crummock Water, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandI read that it is possible to climb up about a mile from Crummock Water to Scale Force, the highest waterfall in the Lake District with a 120-foot drop and several smaller drops for a total height of about 170 feet. However, with perpetual precipitation, we had enough water falling on us all day, so we stayed in or near our dry car instead. (I have no idea where the path begins at the water’s edge, but I like to think that I saved myself from a steep climb up a mountain like this as opposed to missing out on a leisurely stroll up to a stunning waterfall. Don’t burst my bubble, please.)

Crummock Water, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandFor this photo, I have my back to the water. Being so close, the colors appear vibrant, especially when compared to the muted colors of the mountains across the lake.

Crummock Water, Lake District, Cumbria, England

I wish I could say the weather cooperated, but at least it was ever-changing, which made for a variety of different experiences.

Crummock Water, Lake District, Cumbria, England Mist, drizzle, or rain fell all day. For this photo, rain made an appearance.

Crummock Water, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandHere, we’ve reached the far side of the lake. We catch a last glimpse before turning the car east towards the M6 and home.

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About satnavandcider

An American expat living in England, exploring the United Kingdom and Europe through five senses and a camera lens.
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2 Responses to Crummock Water

  1. Great pictures – especially that first one!

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