Loweswater is a lake in the Lake District, a national park in the county of Cumbria in northwest England. Loweswater is northwest of the lakes Crummock Water and Buttermere. The town of Loweswater is located on the strip of land between the lake of the same name and Crummock Water. Loweswater is located approximately 7.5 miles east of the coastal town of Whitehaven and is owned by Natural Trust.

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Door Paul HermansEigen werk, CC BY-SA 3.0, Koppeling

Loweswater is one of the smaller lakes in the Lake District. It is not visited by tourists as often as the lakes in the vicinity, Buttermere and Crummock Water. However, there is a popular walking path around the lake. The south side of the lake is forested by Holme Wood. Here lies Holme Force, a waterfall that is worth visiting but is not visible from the hiking trail.

Loweswater is surrounded by rolling hills, the Loweswater Fells. On the south side you can see the north side of Mellbreak, a sharper toothed hill of 512 m high and Fleetwith Pike which is 648 m high.


The name Loweswater can be traced back to Old Norse: lauf means wooded, or leafed while water was added later for clarification.