Crummock Water

Crummock Water

Route: Crummock Water

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 9th October 2018

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 2.9 miles

Ascent: 500 feet

Weather: Cloudy and very windy

We only had an hour or two to spare this afternoon and so decided on a local walk at one of our favourite locations – Crummock Water

We’d intended to park at Park Bridge, which was not living up to its name today as the only parking space available was taken, so we revised our plan and drove to the nearby Kirkstile Inn, leaving the car in one of the few spaces just past Church Bridge. 

We walked away from the Kirkstile with the steep flanks of Mellbreak ahead of us, following a stony track between old dry stone walls. At the foot of Mellbreak the main path continues into lonely Mosedale, and we turned off here through a gate and climbed up a firebreak in the wood. We’ve followed this route many times in the past when going up Mellbreak, but today we turned sharp left at the top of the wood and followed a path in the direction of Crummock Water

Beyond Flass Wood and Green Wood we descended to the western shore of the lake, where it was blowing a gale and it was difficult to hold the camera steady. We followed the lakeshore path as far as the Pump House and here turned left to pass through a gate to walk beside Park Beck

We arrived at the small settlement of Lowpark and, after crossing Park Bridge, we walked along the lane passing by the Kirkstile Inn and St Bartholomew’s Church as we did so. Anyone following this walk is recommended to call in to the Kirkstile for refreshments. We were short of time today so carried on to the car to end a short, but very pleasant little walk

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