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Crummock Water

Situated northwest of the English Lake District, is Crummock Water, the lake known for its wild, rugged beauty.  In Celtic, the word ‘Crummock’ means bent or crooked, and owing to its curved path, this is how Crummock Water got its name. This lake is centrally-positioned in the triumvirate of lakes, specifically, between Loweswater and Buttermere. It is believed that Crummock Water and Buttermier, in the Lake District, were most likely a single body of water in earlier ages. The Lake District enjoys international fame among travelers, owing to its picturesque, rugged landscapes, imposing mountains and beautiful lakes.
The reason why Crummock Water of the Lake District is so attractive to visitors, particularly, adventure lovers, is because of its quiet and tranquil atmosphere. This is because Crummock Water is not easily accessible, unlike most other lakes in the Lake District. Moreover, its peaceful ambience is helped by a ban on water sports, although small, lightweight rowing boats are permitted.
Crummock Water is owned by the National Trust of Lake District. At 140 ft., it is much deeper that Buttermere and twice as long.  Although much larger than Buttermere in the Lake District, Crummock Water is far less, busier. The adventure-related, activities that Crummock Water offers, includes trekking to the surrounding fells, prominent among them, the majestic Red Pike off its western shore. The eastern shore of Crummock Water rises sharply to form the Grassmoor summit, another fell worth exploring. To those looking for a more relaxed holiday, the shoreline of Crummock Water in the Lake District is the ideal way to soak in its beauty and spend a whole, lazy day doing so.
One star attraction, not too far from Crummock Water in the Lake District, is ‘Scale Force’ – the highest waterfall in the Lake District. Its’ waters plummet 172 ft. without hindrance and also feeds Crummock Water in the Lake District. The lake is also fed by several other streams, owing to the tall fells around it. Among these fells are the mighty Grassmoor to the west, as well as the fells of Melbreak to the east. The River Cocker also originates from here and flows towards Cockermouth, at which point it joins the River Derwent.
The wild, rugged beauty of Crummock Water in the Lake District offers unparalleled views from both shores. The lake itself is a great place for a quiet, boat ride along its length while taking in the breathtaking, scenery. To do so, you can hire a rowing boat from the many available. To enjoy the excellent views around Crummock Water on foot, follow the path along its western shore, the one that stretches from Buttermere village to Loweswater. Crummock Water in the Lake District is 2½ miles long and ¾ mile wide. It is a rocky-bottomed lake with clear water and the fell-sides of Skiddaw slate running the entire length of one of its flanks. For adventure lovers, Crummock Water is indeed one lake area to enjoy.