Crummock Water

Crummock Water

Western Lake District

Route: Crummock Water

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 23rd April 2015

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 9.3 miles

Weather: Sun and blue skies – again

I parked in the National Trust car park at Scale Hill and followed the familiar track down to the foot of Crummock Water – the view from the shingly beach was as wonderful as ever

I decided to go round the lake anti-clockwise, for no other reason than it seems the natural way to go, as is the case with Buttermere (for me anyway)

The path hugs the shore of the lake for much of the way, heading inland slightly at a juicy section near Scale Knott. I then followed a recently improved path to the head of the lake and crossed Scale Bridge to walk into Buttermere village. At this point I had to decide whether to walk along the road (about 2 miles) or avoid this by climbing up to Low Bank and walking down Rannerdale – a longer and more strenuous alternative. In the end I opted for the road and this wasn’t an issue, there wasn’t much traffic and the surroundings were beautiful

At Cinderdale Common a path leads off the road down to the shore of the lake and I followed this back into Lanthwaite Wood. Instead of retracing my steps along the main track I followed the bank of the River Cocker back to the start of what had been a wonderful walk

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