The third and smallest of the lakes in the Buttermere Valley is Loweswater. It is a fairly small lake, just over a mile in length, and lies around 100 feet above Crummock Water, to which it is joined by a small river. The lake shores are wooded and the road runs along one side. There is a cart track on the opposite side, which passes through Holme Woods. Loweswater is not so popular as the other lakes and an ideal place for those seeking a little more solitude.