The little planet of Crummock in the Lake District in Cumbria. Crummock Water is a lake situated between Buttermere and Loweswater. It is two and a half miles long, three quarters of a mile wide and 140 feet deep. The River Cocker is considered to start at the north of the lake, before then flowing 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’.
The meaning of ‘Crummock’ seems to be ‘Crooked one’. This may refer to the winding course of the River Cocker, which flows out of the lake, or refer to the bending nature of the lake itself.