Crummock Water, Lake District

This evening, I am posting a couple of images of Crummock Water ("crooked lake") which is located close to Buttermere, in fact the two lakes were once one and are now separated by a slightly elevated flood plain. Crummock Water is about two and half miles long and much deeper than Buttermere. The latter is more accessible to visitors. 

Crummock Water is about ten miles south of Cockermouth.

The lake is 2.5 miles long, 0.6 miles wide and 140 feet deep. The River Cocker is considered to start at the north of the lake, before then flowing into Lorton Vale

 English Lake District

More information on this extremely popular holiday and recreation area cam be found here.

In essence, the Lake District is located in Cumbria, an enclave tucked away in North West England, just south of the border with Scotland. The area boasts a strong Scandinavian heritage as a consequence of immigration from Norway over one thousand years ago. Most of the Lake District comprises a National Park covering 885 square miles (500,000 acres) extending to about 30 miles (48km) in diameter. Resident population of the Lake District is about 42,000 but in the course of a year visitor numbers total about 12.0M reflecting the popularity of the hills and lakes. This rich natural beauty attracted famous literary identities including Arthur Ransome, William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. There are some 18 principal lakes of which Windermere and Coniston Water are most prominent.


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