Loweswater - The unspoilt Loweswater village is set in a panoramic landscape to the south east of Loweswater lake. The village pub, the sixteenth century Kirkstile Inn, is a characterful building which provides a selection of cask ales, some of which are brewed on the premises. A 11½-mile BLACK (with 3372ft of ascent) linear route is suggested from top of Whinlatter Pass to Loweswater village via Hobcarton, Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Grasmoor, Wandope & Whiteless Pike before descending via the Rannerdale Valley in order to meet up with the minibus at Loweswater village. From Loweswater village, Mellbreak rises like some colossus, a Great Gable if ever there was one. Fear not, the suggested 8½-mile RED (with 2141ft of ascent) circular route around Crummock Water will involve a simply memorable visit to this infamous summit. With the north top under-foot the hard work is largely done, but the scenic delights roll on and on. The route first crosses the broad heather-clad saddle to reach the higher south summit, then descends to the beautiful Buttermere village via Scale Force. The return to Loweswater village is made via the very scenic eastern shores of Crummock Water.