Wastwater: Under the shadow of some of the Lake’s biggest peaks lies Wastwater, which is arguably the most picturesque spot in the region to go swimming. The great scree slopes that flank the water’s edge are striking to say the least, and it’s easy to see why it was voted as ‘Britain’s Favourite View’.
Crummock Water: This is an ideal location for those looking for a long swim, its vast waters stretching far from the shore. Even during the busier (read warmer) months this is a relatively quiet location, and can easily be combined with a hike before taking a dip to cool off.
Black Moss Pot: If you’re keen to play around in the water rather than head out for a long swim then this is a great spot with various places to take the plunge and jump in. It can get busy, which is hardly surprising given how beautiful it is with a waterfall at one end to cap it all off.
Tongue Pot: Aside from having a magical name this is a wonderful place for whiling away the hours on a hot sunny afternoon. Deep emerald waters beneath a waterfall with pebble beaches and great oak trees make this one of the most visually perfect places for a swim, or even just a paddle around.