Crummock Water, Buttermere

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Crummock Water is a lake in the Lake District in Cumbria, North West England situated between Buttermere to the south and Loweswater to the north. Crummock Water is 2.5 miles long, 0.75 mile wide and 140 feet deep. The River Cocker is considered to start at the north of the lake, before then flowing into Lorton Vale. The hill of Mellbreak runs the full length of the lake on its western side; as Alfred Wainwright described it 'no pairing of hill and lake in Lakeland have a closer partnership than these'."The meaning of 'Crummock' seems to be 'Crooked one', from British" (Brythonic Celtic) "'crumbaco'-'crooked'". This may refer to the winding course of the River Cocker, which flows out of the lake, or refer to the bending nature of the lake itself. The word "'water' is the main Lakeland term for 'lake'"The lake is owned by the National Trust. Scale Force, the highest waterfall in the Lake District, feeds the lake and has a drop of 170 feet.Water from the lake is treated at Cornhow water treatment works, near Loweswater, and is distributed to the towns of Silloth-on-Solway, Maryport, Workington, Whitehaven, and many smaller towns, villages, and hamlets in the surrounding area for drinking and all other uses.
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  • Great views of Red Pike and Mellbreak. Often some visual pollution from scuba divers with their day glow gear at Hause Point. Many red squirrel habitat the surrounding areas.  more »
  • Walked the full circuit of the Lake. A good clear path but a bit boggy in places. The views are stunning. Water had been blown from the lake over trees and bushes forming ice sculptures. They were so ...  more »
  • We started at Lanthwaite and walked down to the lake through woodland, quite steep in places. Beautiful glimpses of the lake through the trees and the surrounding hills. A great walk.  more »

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