Crummock Water

Crummock Water

Western Lake District

Route: Circuit of Crummock Water

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 26th October 2016

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 8.4 miles

Weather: Cloudy with some rain

A negative weather forecast, which proved to be accurate, persuaded us to stay low today 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

Before long it started raining and the rain persisted until we reached the head of the lake. From there we followed the juicy path to Scale Bridge, which we crossed, and then walked into Buttermere village. There were plenty of folk setting off on the Buttermere round and we were glad we’d chosed the longer and quieter Crummock Water circuit

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 indifferent weather

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