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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 two and a half miles long, three quarters of a 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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  • Definitely recommend a walk round this Lake . Stunning views and lovely walks . We parked on the road side . The sun was out aswell which made it an even better walk .  more »
  • Easy rambling or strenuous climbing, the chose is yours Whatever you choose good walking; preferably waterproof, footwear is essential.Always take plenty to drink and a bite to eat for an enjoyable da...  more »
  • It was raining all day spent 7 hours walking round both lakes, beautiful even in the rain. Most paths where flooded and are had to be taken to navigate round them. It was good fun though  more »