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Crummock Water and Mellbreak - North Lake District

6.99 mi
1.8 mph
1,375 ft
1,400 ft
Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required. The starting point of the Tour is right next to a parking lot.

Tour Overview

National Trust Scale Hill

0.39 mi

Lanthwaite Wood

Hiking Highlight

2.45 mi

Ling Crags

Hiking Highlight

4.38 mi


Hiking Highlight

6.99 mi

National Trust Scale Hill


Elevation Profile

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Mountain Hiking Path: 1.79 mi
Hiking Path: 1.56 mi
Path: 2.85 mi
Street: 351 yd
Road: 0.59 mi


Alpine: 1.73 mi
Unpaved: 2.28 mi
Gravel: 202 yd
Paved: 287 yd
Asphalt: 0.43 mi
Unknown: 2.28 mi

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    Often overlooked in favour of its sister lake Buttermere, Crummock Water is a stellar choice to enjoy the wonder of the Lake District away from the crowds.

    With the mighty Grassmoor and the rugged fells of Mellbreak surrounding the mirror-like waters, it has unparalleled views from either side, as well as from the waterside. If it is a warm day, it makes for a great swimming spot too.

    To start, this route takes you around Crummock Water. On a still day, see the mountains, fells and trees reflected in the crystal-clear water like a glorious underwater oil painting. On any day, prepare to be enthralled by the landscape.

    Continue enjoying the scenery through the trees of Lanthwaite Wood and on the beaches by the water before a slog up to Mellbreak at 1,679 feet (512 meters) where you can enjoy magnificent views of Crummock and the surrounding area.

    Recounting his experience of Crummock and Mellbreak, legendary fellwalker and author Alfred Wainwright said there was “no pairing of hill and lake have a closer partnership than these”. It is great to say that nothing has changed today. Breathe the fresh air and let the stunning scenery sink in to your soul.

    • 23/10/2018

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