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Crummock Water in the Lake District

Welcome to the EDGE Guide to Crummock Water in Cumbria.

Crummock Water. Cumbria and the Lake District.

Length: 2.5mls/4km.
Nearest towns:
Cockermouth NW on the B5289, 7.5mls/12km.
Keswick NE on the B5289, 13mls/21km.

Location map

The lake is dominated by the magnificent Mellbreak. (shown in the picture above) and Grasmoor fells.

Crummock Water is a few feet lower than Buttermere to which it is joined by a stream. At the northern end of the lake the stream becomes the River Cocker and flows to the town of Cockermouth.

Crummock Water. Cumbria and the Lake District.

This is a quiet place. Most visitors are interested in walking the fells here abouts, there are no water sports allowed in order to preserve the tranquillity of the valley making it a thoroughly pleasant place to visit.

Crummock Water. CUmbria and the Lake District.
Spend a day relaxing on the lake shore.


Like its neighbour Buttermere, you can walk round the shore though it takes longer Crummock Water being larger .


To the south west of the Derwent fells and under Grasmoor fell. See also Buttermere.

Map of Crummock Water and Buttermere