Quick quiz – can you name the 16 Lake District lakes?

How well do you know the Lake District?

How many major lakes are there in the Lake District?

You can be forgiven for saying ‘16’ but strictly speaking the answer is just one! The others are actually meres, waters, or tarns.

Have a go at our quiz below to find out which one is the genuine ‘lake’.

We’ll give you a clue to start with – Lakeside is on Windermere. That’s a ‘mere’ and also the largest and one of the most famous waterways in the Lake District National Park. But can you identify it and the other Lake District ‘lakes’?

(By the way, for the sake of simplicity we refer to the bodies of water below as ‘lakes’ even if they’re really meres, waters or tarns.)

Lake 1

Lake 1

 

Lake 3

Coniston Water

 

Lake 5

Ennerdale

 

Lake 7

Brassenthwaite

 

Lake 9

Crummock Water

 

Lake 11

Brotherswater

 

Lake 13

Derwentwater

 

Lake 15

Rydal

Lake 2

Lake 2

 

Lake 4

Haweswater

 

Lake 6

Thirlmere Lake

 

Lake 8

Grasmere

 

Lake 10

Windermere

 

Lake 12

Loweswater

 

Lake 14

Wastwater

 

Lake 16

Esthwaite Lake

 

If you like the look of the Lake District, why not book a holiday at Lakeside? Call 01539 539000, email lakesideenq@fyldecoastymca.org or book online today.

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