|Site 3: Loweswater - nr Waterend|
How to get here
Loweswater lies above Crummock water but to the west. The lake is surrounded by woods with several small lay-bys able to hold no more than two cars each along her shoreline. The western end of the lake has a large car park, however, that parking area is not close to the lake.
Max depth is 15 metres in this lake along it's central line continuing for some distance along it's length.
This site would make a half descent second dive or if the other parking area's at Crummock and Buttermere were full, as it would make a good alternative dive that is not too far away. She may be shallow, relatively speaking, but at this particular spot - you'll be paddling around for a few metres!!
The rowing boats on the opposite shore are used by anglers (photo a). Sadly, our sport of scuba diving is, so far, not allowed in this lake unless the National Park Authority and the Trust have a change of heart.
No one has dived this site so far.
Hazards to Divers
Not the clearest of lakes, and shallow.
The tree line around this lake suggests that the odd submerged tree will be around. Water clarity is poor which means any submerged objects will not appear until you are almost on top or in amongst them!
Divers should avoid the following roads: if heading towards Crummock water or Buttermere after dive; between Buttermere and Crummock, road turning off B5289, signposted "Keswick". Due to altitude of this route after a dive. Also, do not use the B5289 south of Buttermere. This route takes you up over Honister Pass at over 1000 feet above sea level. If you need to head for Keswick the best route is head for Cockermouth. If desperate, the road off B5289 signposted for Keswick is the lesser of two evils.