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Interesting facts & figures abut The Lake District in Cumbria

Below are a selection of Lake District facts: highest peaks, longest lakes and highest tarns. The facts indicated by an asterix are all within the vicinity of Keswick whether a walk, short drive or local bus journey away.



Highest Peaks Longest Lakes Highest Tarns
*Scafell Pike 3210ft Windermere 10.5 miles Red Tarn 2356ft
*Scafell 3162 ft Ullswater 7.5 miles Three Tarns 2340ft
*Helvellyn 3116ft Coniston 5.25 miles *Sprinkling Tarn 1960ft
*Skiddaw 3054 ft *Bassenthwaite 4 miles Greycrag Tarn 1955ft
*Great End 2984 ft Haweswater 4 miles Scoat Tarn 1949ft
*Bow Fell 2960ft *Thirlmere 3.5 miles Scales Tarn 1900ft
*Great Gable 2949ft *Derwentwater 3 miles Blind Tarn 1842ft
Pillar 2928 ft Wast Water 3 miles Angle Tarn 1800ft
Catchedicam 2917ft *Crummock Water 2.5 miles Low Water 1786ft
Esk Pike 2903 ft Ennerdale 2.5 miles Red Tarn 1739ft
Fairfield 2863ft Esthwaite Water 1.5 miles *Bleaberry Tarn 1700ft
*Blencathra 2847ft *Buttermere 1.25 miles Dale Head Tarn 1650ft