Category Archives: Lakes

Brothers Water

Brothers Water located in the Hartsop valley is a small lake in the eastern part of the English Lake District, in the county of Cumbria. Previously called Broad Water, it lies at the northern end of Kirkstone Pass, providing picturesque views on the descent towards Patterdale.Dorothy Wordsworth made reference to it as “. . the

Lake Windermere

Windermere is Englands largest natural lake. It has been one of the country’s most notable places for holidays and summer homes since 1847, when the Kendal and Windermere Railway built a branch line to it. It is in the county of Cumbria and falls entirely within the Lake District National Park. The word “Windermere” translates

Wast Water

Wast Water or Wastwater is a lake situated in the Lake District National Park, in Cumbria, England. The lake is roughly 4.6 kilometres (about 3 miles) long and 600 metres (more than a third of a mile) wide, and is situated in the Wasdale valley. It is the deepest lake in England, at 79 metres

Thirlmere

Thirlmere is a reservoir located in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England. Running roughly south to north it is bordered on the eastern side by the A591 road and on the western side by a minor road. Before the construction of the reservoir the site was occupied by two smaller lakes – Leathes Water

Ullswater

Ullswater is the second biggest lake in the English Lake District, measuring approximately 9 miles (14.5 kilometres) long and 0.75 miles (1,200 metres) wide with a maximum depth of sightly over 60 metres (197 ft). Many regard Ullswater as the most beautiful of all the English lakes and it has been frequently compared to Lake

Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows is a well known area of the Lake District National Park, containing a picturesque tarn, approximately two miles (3.2 km) northeast of Coniston and about one and a half miles (2.5 km) northwest of Hawkshead. It is without doubt one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area with over half a

Rydal Water

Rydal Water is a small lake located in the central region of the English Lake District, in the county of Cumbria. As it is less than a mile long, it is probably better described as a tarn. It is a quarter of a mile in width and approximately 55 feet in depth. It is found

Loweswater

Loweswater is regarded as one of the smaller lakes in the English Lake District. Loweswater is also the name of a village at the foot of the lake, where one can find the Kirkstile Inn. The lake is not too far from Cockermouth and is also easily reached from elsewhere in West Cumbria. The group

Esthwaite Water

Esthwaite Water is considered one of the smaller and less well-known lakes in the Lake District national park in northern England. It is found between the much larger lakes of Windermere and Coniston Water, in the traditional county of Lancashire; since 1974 in the administrative county of Cumbria. To the north is the village of

Elterwater

Elterwater, meaning swan lake, is a small lake that lies half a mile (800 m) south-east of the village of the same name. Both are situated in the valley of Great Langdale in the Lake District in Cumbria, England. Roughly a quarter of the houses in Elterwater are permanently occupied with the rest being holiday

Crummock Water

photo by: *spud* Crummock Water is a lake lying within the Lake District in Cumbria, England situated between Buttermere to the south and Loweswater to the north. The River Cocker starts at the north of the lake, before then heading into Lorton Vale. The hill of Mellbreak runs the full length of the lake on

Haweswater

photo by: Elin B Haweswater is a reservoir in the Lake District built in the Mardale valley in the county of Cumbria. The controversial construction of the Haweswater dam was started in 1929 after Parliament passed an Act giving Manchester Corporation permission to build the reservoir to supply much needed water for the urban conurbations

Ennerdale Water

photo by MatthewBlack Ennerdale Water is the most westerly lake in the Lake District national park in Cumbria. It is a glacial lake, at its deepest only 150ft (45m), and has a width between half a mile to a mile (700-1500m) and two and a half miles (3.9km) long, making it one of the smaller

Derwent Water

photo by PhillipC Not to be confused with the Derwent Reservoir in Derbyshire Derwent Water, or Derwentwater, is one of the primary bodies of water in the Lake District National Park, situated in the north of England. The lake occupies part of Borrowdale and lies directly south of of Keswick. It is fed and drained

Coniston Water

photo by David Le Masurier Quite often simply known as Coniston, Coniston Lake in Cumbria, England is the third biggest lake in the Lake District. It is five miles (8 km) long, half a mile (800 m) wide, with a maximum depth of 184 feet (56 m), covering an area of 1.89 square miles (4.9

Buttermere

photo by stingingeyes One and a quarter miles (2km) long, quarter mile (400m) wide and seventy five feet (23m) deep with an elevation three hundred and twenty nine feet (100m) above sea level, Buttermere is a lake situated in the north-west corner of the Lake District. A place of stunning natural beauty it lies surrounded

Bassenthwaite Lake

photo by jenkinhill Situated in the Lake District, Bassenthwaite Lake is around four miles long and three quarters wide and despite the fact that it is very shallow, around 21 metres at its deepest, is still one of the largest lakes in the area. Interestingly enough, it is the only lake in the Lake District