Can you swim in Crummock Water?

Yes, wild swimming in Crummock Water is permitted. Access is quite limited, so you will probably need to walk for a while to find somewhere to safely enter the water. The lake is very deep in places, which means the temperature stays cold even in the height of summer. There is a ban on motorised vessels, so there’s no boat traffic to contend with. We recommend booking a guided session if you’re new to cold water swimming. There are lots of providers to choose from and they will ensure you stay safe on the lake. Don’t forget to wear a brightly coloured tow float and warm clothing.