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Crummock Water

Is nearly three miles in length, three quarters of a mile in breadth, and twenty-two fathoms deep. It is situated between the two lofty mountains, Grasmire or Grasmoor, on the eastern, and Melbreak on the western side; and in combination with the more distant hills, it affords some excellent views. It has three or four small islands, but they are placed too near the shore to add much to its beauty. The best general views of the lake, are from the rocky point on the eastern side, called the Hause; and from the road between Scale Hill and Loweswater: and the views of the mountains, from the bosom of the lake, are excellent.
Both these lakes are well stocked with trout and char, the latter of which are smaller in size, but perhaps not inferior in quality, to those of Windermere or Coniston. There is a comfortable inn at Buttermere, between the two lakes, and another at Scale Hill on the foot of Crummock; at one of which places a boat is usually taken, as well for a survey of the scenery, as being the most convenient way of seeing the noted waterfall of Scale Force, on the opposite side of the lake.

A small lake of about a mile in length, has given name to the parish or chapelry in which it is situated. It differs from all the other lakes, in that, they
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button -- "Buttermere Lake" -- Buttermere
button -- "Crummock Lake" -- Crummock Water
button -- Fish Hotel
button -- (inn, Scale Hill)
button -- Loweswater
button -- "Lowes Water" -- Loweswater
button -- Scale Force
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