Crummock Water

Crummock Water

Western Lake District

Route: Crummock Water and Lanthwaite Hill

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 19th December 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 4.7 miles

Ascent: 800 feet

Weather: Mostly overcast with some brighter spells

I parked in the National Trust car park at Scale Bridge and, instead of heading along the wide track to the foot of Crummock Water, I turned uphill and climbed up the rocky staircase which leads to the top of Lanthwaite Hill (or Brackenthwaite Hows as the OS calls it)

The views from the top are wonderful – in all directions – and after admiring them for a while I retraced my steps for a short distance before heading downhill in the direction of Brackenthwaite. Having reached the bottom, I crossed the Buttermere road and walked uphill to join the footpath running along the eastern side of Lorton Vale, one of my favourite paths in the district

This took me to Lanthwaite Green, and after entering Lanthwaite Wood I made my way down to the boathouse on the shore of Crummock Water. I walked along the shore, round the foot of the lake and at the Pump House I turned to walk back to the start via a wide track and then a quiet lane

Although I’ve walked these paths on many occasions, this is the first time I’ve put them together to make a variation on our usual walks around here. It was a wonderful walk and I’m sure I’ll repeat it again

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