Park at the National Trust car park at Lanthwaite Wood on the side of Scale Hill, between Lorton and Loweswater. Returning to the car park you can simply walk back along the track or explore a little further, as we did. Keep going for about a mile before another T junction, this is the B5289, turn left to Buttermere and Lorton. Again, take the right hand turn. All-terrain pushchair users will be able to do most of this walk with ease, however, there are three very narrow bridges to cross that will require you to remove your baby and carry the collapsed pushchair across. There is plenty of scope for exploring the woods with many paths and tracks. The final gate will bring you out onto a quiet lane that is rarely used, next to Muncaster House. Walk Description: Crummock Water and Lanthwaite Wood. Keep right at junctions all the way to the little beach on the shore of Crummock Water. Go through this last gate and turn right onto the lane. Across the water are the dark crags of Mellbreak, one people either find formidable or exciting! Many visitors ask about walks around lakes. Follow Scale Beck up towards Scale Force.
Further round you can see the southern tops of Fellbarrow complete with a white-washed farm house to give the scene some scale. A good wide track if a little rough is beyond, follow it. Hill data is derived from Database of British and Irish hills which is licensed under a These bridges are too narrow for all-terrain pushchairs. You will come to a third bridge, and again this is too narrow for all-terrain pushchairs.
How many times have you driven along the road from Lorton to Loweswater past Scale Hill and this little woodland amongst the lush green fields of the vale on the way to the fells, yet have never stopped to explore?
Here are some examples: Walk through the car park and go through the gate at the end. The main way we fund this work is by selling our walks as PDFs for printing. If you need accommodation we have details of 11 properties offering rooms near the start of this walk.
Exploring further, there are two weirs and a number of bridges one of which is a sort of a suspension bridge, or at least it's braced with a tensioned wire rope. The work we do on this web site, both researching and writing up walks, takes a lot of our time but doesn't make us a great deal of money. Continuing further along the track you come to a boat house on the shore. Turn right again, leading onto the stone bridge, and the Scale Hill car park is just the other side on the right. Foxgloves grow in these woods and are poisonous, so children and animals should be supervised. The usual walks are Derwent and Buttermere, but Crummock Water is a great circular walk taking in some of my favourite views in The Lake District, and includes the highest waterfall, Scale Force.
Facilities: None on the route. A number of trees have been felled in this area and the trunks have been carved into benches, making this another excellent picnic spot. Continue along this track, passing through a series of gates, taking care to shut each one behind you as you go. Go through this gate and instead of going back towards the lakeshore, veer right, following a grassy track. The view from the beach is down the water, Rannerdale Knotts is the small pyramid fell slightly isolated from the rest. There is a nice little pub in a short drive away if you fancy a rest and a pint at the end of the walk. If you are going up (and it’s worth the view) you will see a steep wide grassy path going straight up just before you hit the gravel path take this to the top if your bagging fells.
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Walk up Mellbreak and Crummock Water Details. From the lakeshore, take a path uphill in an easterly direction. Depending on the type of pushchair you have, it may be possible to remove your back wheels, reducing the width of the pushchair, and carrying it over with one person at the front and one person at the back. To get to the start of the walk from Kestrel Lodge head towards the A66 in the Cockermouth direction. If you are at the alternative car park turn back on yourself along the road past the farm house and through the gate. If you are approaching from Lorton, the car park is on the left hand side, after you have passed the Scale Hill Self Catered Accommodation, and just before you cross over a stone bridge. Follow the gravel path until it splits towards the end of the mountain, keep to the top path at the top of the tree line as opposed to what looks like the main path down.
Once there turn right towards Cockermouth, then take the left hand turn signposted Buttermere and Lorton. To the right are the Loweswater group of fells. Follow this path around the fields to the wood, where you will meet a gravel path. Just before the end of the lake after the crag, when you get to Scale Beck and the bridge in front of you turn away from the lake around the base of the fell. Go through this gate, turn right, and follow the path over the small hill and down to the lake. After a short distance you will reach a fork in the road. If you have already purchased the walk then you if you are logged in you can find it in your rucksack (link top right on any page) in a format suitable for printing. Please use the "Buy walk in Adobe/PDF format to print or for your phone or tablet" link on the walk page to do that. You want the right hand fork. After a couple of hundred metres you will then come to a crossroads. Keep your eyes open for red squirrels. Access is via the B5289 from Cockermouth and there are plenty of secret spots that locals enjoy. At the path junction just above the boathouse turn sharp right onto the upper pathway.
If you do not want to carry your pushchair over the three narrow bridges, or want to cut your walk short to accommodate very young children, you can turn back the way you came at this point. Walk through the car park and go through the gate at the end. Follow the track, now gradually petering to a wide path, again keeping right, to the boathouse and another small beach. This is my favourite start point but dose miss out the little boat house and Mellbreak View but it is a larger car park than the free yet busy parking at Langthwaite Green Farm on the B5289 towards Buttermere. Once you’ve seen the falls head back to the footbridge where the path forks.
Over to your right are two weirs and an intriguing little suspension bridge that are worth a little exploration. After you have crossed the second narrow bridge, the path leads along the shore of Crummock Water. Crummock Water is often overlooked in favour of its smaller neighbour, Buttermere, partly because it is further away from the facilities available in the village of Buttermere, and partly because it is a much larger lake, making parts of its shore inaccessible to beginner walkers. There is a high path and low path, the higher one can be less boggy but the lower one is usually at the lakeside with great views. At the opposite end of the car park to the entrance, there is a gate that marks the start of the walk.
Go through the gate and keep heading straight you are heading back towards the base of the mountain now and the path follows the valley bottom. The usual walks are Derwent and Buttermere, but Crummock Water is a great circular walk taking in some of my favourite views in The Lake District, and includes the highest waterfall, Scale Force.
Cross this bridge and continue along the path and the pump house will eventually come into view. There are 2 options for parking to start this walk.
Crummock Water is also a quieter walk away from the crowds even in the height of the summer season. You are basically heading around the base of the mountain to re-join the lake back at the other end. Once over the footbridge follow the path up to the gully to see the falls. Follow the top of the tree line until the path winds downwards to a farm house through the woods.
This walk is 8.5 miles but on the whole not too taxing or too much climbing, 4 or so hours at an abmbling pace.
Grasmoor from Crummock Water is an unusual way to approach the mountain.
Many visitors ask about walks around lakes.
load all 60 walk photos from Walk c221 A Circuit of Crummock Water from Buttermere. It's a beautiful spot. A good wide track if a little rough is beyond, follow it. Simply follow this path around the lake side to the very end.
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