Crummock Water

Crummock Water

Route: Circuit of Crummock Water

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 11th January 2018

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 8.5 miles

Ascent: 600 feet

Weather: Low cloud and mist, mostly dull

A bright weather forecast prompted me to plan a fell walk today, but the early morning brought with it low cloud and although I waited for a while there were no signs of improvement. I abandoned my carefully laid plan and decided instead to walk round Crummock Water, a walk I’ve done often before but one which I never tire of

I parked in the National Trust car park near Scale Bridge and followed the wide track through Lanthwaite Wood to the foot of Crummock Water. The lake was like a millpond as I passed by the fish ladder and started out along the sometimes squelchy shoreline path, with Mellbreak towering above on my right

Just beyond the head of the lake I crossed Buttermere Dubs and walked through Buttermere village, ignoring the tempting presence of 2 pubs and a cafe

The walk back along the other shore involves some contact with tarmac but it’s a quiet road and this is not an issue. Most of the road section may be avoided by diverting into Rannerdale, though I chose not to do so today in view of the rather uninspiring weather

At Cinderdale Common I left the road and dropped down to the shoreline path which I followed back to the foot of the lake, and from there I retraced my steps back to the start

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