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Loweswater is the most north-western of a 'string' of lakes in the western Lake District, with Crummock Water and Buttermere being the others.

There is also a small village of the same name next to the lake, with few facilities but it does have a 19th century church...and a very welcome pub serving traditional beer and food!

Unlike the neighbouring lakes, Loweswater is surrounded by gentle hills rather than dramatic mountains providing an interesting contrast when you visit the region. It also means that the relatively small Loweswater (it is about 1 mile long by half a mile wide) is less visited by tourists than many of the lakes further to the east.

The best way to explore Loweswater is to follow the path around the shoreline - the path also passes through a wooded area called Holme Wood where you can see the very pretty Holme Force waterfall. Rowing boats are also available for hire on the lake.

Note: one curious geological feature - water from Loweswater flows 'inland' towards Crummock Water rather than out to sea as might be expected, given its relative position.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Lake District guide and the

See also: 

Map of Loweswater and places to visit

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Loweswater places to visit

Crummock Water

Crummock Water

Crummock Water guide
Buttermere

Buttermere

Buttermere guide
Ennerdale Water

Ennerdale Water

Ennerdale Water guide
Derwent Water

Derwent Water

Derwent Water guide
Wast Water

Wast Water

Wast Water guide
Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite guide

...or see all our recommended places to visit in Cumbria

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