is a lake
in the Lake District
situated between Buttermere
to the south and Loweswater
to the north. The River Cocker
is considered to start at the north of the lake, before then heading into Lorton Vale. The hill of Mellbreak
runs the full length of the lake on its western side; as Alfred Wainwright
described it 'no pairing of hill and lake in Lakeland have a closer partnership than these'.
It is owned by the National Trust. Scale Force, the highest waterfall in the Lake District, feeds the lake.