Lakes of Cumbria

Cumbria has 19 major lakes, ranging from small to large, from natural to man-made reservoirs. Millions of years ago earth movement gouged out the land, and 15,000 years ago the glacial period formed the lakes. The need for water in cities such as Manchester spurred the development of the reservoirs.

Bassenthwaite Lake Brothers Water
Buttermere Coniston Water
Crummock Water Derwent Water
Elterwater Ennerdale Water
Esthwaite Water Grasmere Lake
Haweswater Levers Water
Loweswater Rydal Water
Thirlmere Ullswater
Wast Water Wet Sleddale (Reservoir)

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