Camping close by at Whinfell Campsite, we spent a couple of days wild swimming and swim coaching around Crummock Water and Buttermere. Both these lakes have the most wonderful views and although they attract plenty of visitors, they are big enough that you can feel as though you have the place to yourself. With good entry points, there are lots of interesting swimming routes and one or two places to call in for a post swim drink and cake (or pie). After swimming a length of Buttermere we walked back along the shoreline, spotting new places to swim from. The best part of this trip was seeing how much our clients enjoyed getting out into the middle of the lake to get the full mountain panorama.