Lakes and Water

The Lake District has 16 major lakes and waters, below are direct links to individual pages for each of the Lakes.

There are 4 main lakes that have companies offering to take visitors around the lake or provide rowing boats and self drive motorized boats for hire so you can take in the splendour of the surrounding area at your own pace, these are usually hired on a per hour basis.

The main lakes with this facility are;

Windermere | Windermere Lake Cruises | Coniston Water | Coniston Launch | Ullswater | Ullswater Steamers | Derwent Water | Keswick Launch

Tourist Stats

Tourist Statistics

Lakes of the Northern Lake District

Derwent Water | Bassenthwaite | Watendlath Tarn | Thirlmere | Crummock Water, Loweswater | Innominate Tarn | Grisedale Tarn | Elterwater

Lakes of the Southern Lake District

Lake Windermere | Tarn Hows | Esthwaite Water | Loughrigg Tarn | Blea Tarn | Coniston Water | Rydal Water | Brothers Water | Easedale Tarn | Grasmere Lake

Lakes of the Western Lake District

Buttermere | Ennerdale Water | Wast Water | Burnmoor Tarn | Seathwaite Tarn

Lakes of the Eastern Lake District

Ullswater and Haweswater Reservoir

Main Tourist Towns

Windermere | Bowness on Windermere | Ambleside | Coniston | Hawkshead | Keswick

All Towns & Villages

Towns and Villages

Lake District Categories

Northern Lake District | Southern Lake District | Western Lake DistrictEastern Lake District

Lake District Lakes and Waters

Lake Windermere | Coniston Water | Derwent Water | Ullswater