Crummock Water

Crummock Water

Western Lake District

Route: Crummock Water and Lanthwaite Green

Area: Western Lake District

Date of walk: 12th February 2015

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 3.6 miles

Weather: Overcast with light drizzle

There was only time for a short local walk today, so I returned to one of my favourite places. Although I’ve trodden all these paths at different times as parts of other walks, the route I took was a new one for me. I made it up as I went along, and it was a success – one to be repeated in the future

I parked in the National Trust car park at Scale Bridge, from where two paths lead to the foot of Crummock Water – a wide track through Lanthwaite Wood, and a narrower one along the bank of the River Cocker. The latter path is sometimes flooded when the river is high but today it wasn’t, so I followed it to the outflow of the lake into the river

Having admired the wonderful view along Crummock Water, I walked along the path by the eastern shore, leaving the lakeside after about 15 minutes to walk up to the roadside

This marked the halfway point and I walked back over Lanthwaite Green, turning left just after Lanthwaite Gate to head into – what else could it be called? – Lanthwaite Wood

I then walked back through the wood back to the start. Despite the indifferent weather it was a lovely walk

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