If you travel through the Vale of Lorton you will reach beautiful Crummock Water which is then linked to Buttermere by a small beck. These two lakes are ideally located in the heavenly North Lakes, surrounded by wonderful walks suitable for all abilities. The base of the lake has a rocky bottom with Lakeland slatemaking steep sides which extend in to the surrounding fells.
Crummock Water is well known for the stunning bluebells which surrounds the water in the spring and one of the becks that run in to the lake is from the popular waterfall Scale Force. This lake is also the starting source of the River Cocker which runs along to Cockermouth and eventually reaches the River Derwent.
Along one of the becks from Crummock Water you can find Buttermere which is home to a well-liked family stroll around the whole of the lake taking roughly two hours.
In between the two lakes you can find the small hamlet of Buttermere, the two waters originally were one lake post-glacial times but debris was washed down to make the land where the hamlet sits today. In this rural community you can find two small pubs and a tea shop open in the summer, a perfect location to have a refreshment stop during your day walking.
Activities around the lakes include hiring rowing boats and kayaks, which allow you to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery from the water. Due to this area being quite quiet compared to other locations,it makesan ideal place to cycle on thecountry roads with various routes to choose from. Fishing can also be done on the lakes in this area,passes are controlled by the National Trust.