OS Wallpaper: March 2021 - Crummock Water, Lake District by Norma Sartoretto
It's the first day of meteorological spring (you have to wait until 20 March for astronomical spring). This picture by Norma Sartoretto of Crummock Water in the Lake District shows green shoots on the lowest areas, while the cooler hills are still held fast by winter.
One of the less visited lakes, Crummock Water is smaller than it's siblings, at only 4km long, although it does boast Scale Force, the highest waterfall in the Lake District at 51.8m (170ft) It's also the source of the River Cocker, which ends at Cockermouth.
It's thought the name is a derivative of the Celtic word 'crumbaco', or 'Crooked one', which probably refers to the shape of the lake. The lake is owned by the National Trust - they allow fishing and boating but there are limitations to protect the local environment, so please check with them for the latest updates.
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