Crummock Water, Buttermere

4.7
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.
Add Crummock Water to your Buttermere travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Buttermere trip planner .
Source
map
Create an itinerary including Crummock Water
Crummock Water Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
75 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We went to Crummock Water on a warm sunny day and was taken back by the fantastic scenery and how amazing the waters were and look forward to coming back and spending more time in the area.  more »
  • 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 »

Plan your trip to Buttermere

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Buttermere

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Buttermere by other users

1 day in Buttermere BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 50 days in Greece & Western Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Buttermere BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Buttermere BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Lake District BY A USER FROM ITALY August, outdoors, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Buttermere & Bowness-on-Windermere BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Buttermere BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in England BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Windermere, Buttermere & Keswick BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans