England is blessed with some of the most outstanding natural beauty in the world. Nowhere is the country's great outdoors more impressive than in the county of Cumbria. Here the country's highest peaks tower over bewitchingly beautiful bodies of water in the Lake District. Whether you're exploring the Lake District on foot, bike or in the car, you'll be met with an awe-inspiring surprise at every turn. One of the county's lesser known highlights is Crummock Water, a gorgeous lake in the north-west of the national park, close to plenty of fine hotels.
Crummock Water: A Place of Natural Beauty
Surrounded by hills and luscious greenery, Crummock Water is a sight to behold. Stretching some 2.5 miles in length, the lake is the epitome of the wild beauty of the Lake District's. The body of water isn't just a stunning natural attraction, however. It's also an important part of the local environment. In addition to being the starting point of the River Cocker, Crummock Water also supplies a number of the surrounding towns with drinking water.
A Fun Day Out
Crummock Water may make a great photo opportunity to capture and send back to the family, but it's also an excellent source of fun for holidaymakers too. Tourists can hire rowing boats and head out to the tranquil centre of the lake, from where the views are magnificent.
Scale Force, the highest waterfall in the Lake District, is well worth checking out. The waterfall reaches some 170 feet in height, feeding into Crummock Water. Like the lake itself, the waterfall is located on National Trust owned land.
Hotels near Crummock Water
The rural Lake District welcomes thousands of holidaymakers every year. As tourism is such a big trade in the area, it's no surprise there are so many fabulous hotels in Cumbria. The area around Crummock Water is no exception.
Nearby Braithwaite is home to a number of exceptional guesthouses. Maple Bank and Hermiston Guesthouse are both four-star resorts that enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding hills and fields. Both provide daily breakfasts, parking and WiFi free of charge to guests.