English Lakeland


7. Solitude

"Solitude," Crummock Water. - To Crummock Water belongs the highest Lakeland waterfall, Scale Force, which is visited by crossing the lake from the Buttermere side.

Better far than the waterfall, however, is the grand grouping of the mountains seen across the lake from the "silver strand" of white shingle on which we beach our boat.

The black shoulder of Rannerdale Knott on the right, silhouetted against the more distant breast of the double-topped Whiteless Pike, inspires us with a welcome sense of solitude and withdrawal from the things of everyday life. In my own humble opinion, this is the finest single view that Lakeland affords.