Lakes in the Pennines Mountains

Looking to visit the best lakes in the Pennines Mountains? After all, there’s nothing better than the serenity of the lakeshore — or a quick dip when the weather’s warm. So, browse our list of Pennines Mountains’s top lakes below as recommended by the komoot community, and experience more on your next adventure!

The top 11 lakes in the Pennines Mountains

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    1

    Tarn Hows

    Hiking Highlight

    Great around here, especially in autumn when it's a little quieter and the colours really pop. Super interesting fact: Beatrix Potter actually used to own the Tarns, having bought them …

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    emmie c
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    Grisedale Tarn

    Hiking Highlight

    Grisedale Tarn is in an atmospheric setting high in the mountains at the head of three valleys. According to folklore, a battle was fought in 945AD between the Saxon King …

    Tip by
    Dan
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    3

    Angle Tarn

    Hiking Highlight

    The trail winds around half of Angle Tarn with splendid views from many different perspectives. I recommend walking this on a clear day as then the color of the water …

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    Biene
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    4

    Coniston Beach

    Hiking Highlight

    In the summer this is one of the best spots for a picnic. If you continue around the lake from the car park you will come to a jetty which is great from swimming from.

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    5

    Easedale Tarn

    Hiking Highlight

    Always surprises of change of light.
    Excellent spots to get down for a relaxed picknick.

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    TomB
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    Dock Tarn

    Hiking Highlight

    Nice hike from Watendlath or Stonethwaite to reach this tarn located in the fells. Some scrambling required, but well worth it. Nice views across the tarn and some great spots to take a rest.

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    Biene
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    7

    Hayeswater

    Hiking Highlight

    The ascent is steep, but good to walk and already the tour is very promising. Until Hayeswater you go along a thunderous river.

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    dobermann
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    Loweswater

    Hiking Highlight

    Loweswater is a peaceful lake that is often missed by many visitors. At approximately one mile long (1.6 kilometer) and half a mile (0.8 kilometer) wide, it provides an excellent …

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    Dan
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    9

    Ennerdale Water

    Hiking Highlight

    Ennerdale Water is the most westerly of the lakes and it is also the most remote. As such, you are afforded a real sense of solitude here at any time …

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    Dan
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    10

    Scar House Reservoir

    Hiking Highlight

    Scar House Reservoir’s dam was the largest in Britain when it was finished in 1936. Measuring 1,800 feet (549 metres) long and 170 feet (52 metres) high, the reservoir was …

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    Dan
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    11

    Gouthwaite Reservoir

    Hiking Highlight

    Gouthwaite Reservoir is a nature reserve and a site of Special Scientific Interest that is hailed for birdwatching. More than 200 species of bird have been recorded around its shores. …

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    Dan

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