Crummock Water

Crummock Water

Western Lake District

Route: Crummock Water

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 7th October 2016

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 3.9 miles

Weather: Overcast, some light drizzle, a couple of brighter patches later on

A dull and overcast start to the day persuaded me to abandon my plan for a fell walk, but without reluctance I set off to revisit one of our favourite local spots – Lanthwaite Hill, otherwise known as Brackenthwaite Hows and named as such on the OS maps

I parked in the National Trust car park at Scale Hill and made the short and steep climb up to the top of the hill through Lanthwaite Wood. Despite the below average weather the view was as lovely as ever

I walked back down into the wood and to the boathouse by the shore of Crummock Water, and from there I followed the path round the foot of the lake to a point just beyond the pump house. There was a break in the clouds here, allowing some misty and moody views of Rannerdale Knotts, Haystacks and Great Gable beyond the head of the lake

After retracing my steps to the foot of the lake I followed the path beside the bank of the River Cocker back to the start

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