Crummock Water

Route: Circuit of Crummock Water

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 6th July 2017

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 8.4 miles

Weather: Light cloud, very hazy

We’d planned a fell walk today, but the weather was so hazy that the views would have been almost non-existent, so we decided to walk round Crummock Water – a beautiful circuit whatever the weather

We parked in the National Trust car park at Scale Hill and followed the track to the foot of the lake. We set off in an anti-clockwise direction as the views down the lake are more extensive in that direction

After walking across the foot of the lake we followed the path beside Mellbreak. This is boggy at the best of times, and anyone walking this route in trainers will soon have wet feet. Beyond the head of the lake we crossed Scale Bridge and  walked into Buttermere village. The Bridge Hotel, which is dog-friendly, provided us with some excellent refreshment at this half way point

After walking out of the village we followed the road for a mile or so, avoiding it at one point by taking the path over Hause Point, and on reaching Cinderdale Common we took a path which leads down to the lakeshore and through the woods back to the start

It was a lovely walk despite the hazy weather

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