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Here are the 38 lakes we have listed within United Kingdom - compared by Highest Altitude/Elevation.

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Lake Name Elevation in feet Lake Description
Crag Lough
(England, United Kingdom)
5,200 Crag Lough Pictures Crag Lough Message Forums Also known as: Roman Wall Loughs
Set within the southern end of England's Northumberland National Park, Crag Lough is one of three lakes known as the Roman Wall Loughs. The cliffs that rise above Crag Lough's southern shore support remains of historic Hadrian's Wall, attracting hikers and sightseers from around the world. Combining ...
Llyn Brenig
(Wales, United Kingdom)
1,240 Llyn Brenig Message Forums Also known as: Lake Brenig, Llyn Brenig Reservoir
Llyn (Lake) Brenig is a sparkling 920-acre (3.7 square kilometer) reservoir located in North Wales, in the heart of the Denbigh moors. Nestled between the counties of Conwy and Denbighshire, the reservoir is used to manage the flow of the River Dee as part of the River Dee regulation system. In conjunction ...
Loch Ericht
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
1,168 Loch Ericht Pictures Loch Ericht Message Forums Also known as: Lake Ericht
Hidden in the shadow of Ben Alder Munro or Mountain, Loch Ericht is a beautiful freshwater lake on the border between Perth and Kinross and the Highlands Council areas of Scotland. At 5,532 acres (22.39 square km), Loch Ericht is one of the less commercialized lakes in the region which makes it the ...
Llyn Brianne Reservoir
(Wales, United Kingdom)
908 Llyn Brianne Reservoir Pictures Llyn Brianne Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Llyn Brianne, Lake Brianne
The Llyn Brianne Reservoir is a beautiful 530-acre (2.1 square kilometer) body of water nestled in the Cambrian Mountains of Mid-Wales. Created in 1972 by damming a section of the River Towy, the reservoir's purpose is to store winter rain and snowmelt that can be released into the river during dry ...
Llyn Clywedog
(Wales, United Kingdom)
880 Llyn Clywedog Pictures Llyn Clywedog Message Forums Also known as: Lake Clywedog, Clywedog Reservoir
The Clywedog Reservoir, or Llyn (Lake) Clywedog, was formed by damming the River Clywedog, a tributary of the River Severn, in 1967. The concrete buttress dam is the tallest concrete dam in the United Kingdom, with a height of 236 feet (72 meters) and a length of 755 feet (230 meters). The reservoir ...
Lake Vyrnwy
(Wales, United Kingdom)
825 Lake Vyrnwy Pictures Lake Vyrnwy Message Forums Also known as: Llyn Efyrnwy, Vyrnwy Reservoir
Lake Vyrnwy (Llyn Efyrnwy in Welsh) is a beautiful man-made reservoir constructed in 1888 to provide the City of Liverpool with a reliable and plentiful source of fresh water. Just south of Snowdonia in the county of Powys in Mid Wales, the 1,122-acre (4.54 square kilometer) lake is today managed by ...
Loch Rannoch
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
668 Loch Rannoch Pictures Loch Rannoch Message Forums Nestled in the Perth and Kinross region of the Scottish Highlands, Loch Rannoch is a glacial freshwater lake often considered to be the most beautiful place in Scotland. Located near the center of Scotland, the lake is convenient to Scots and appealing to travelers from abroad. Loch Rannoch is a long, ...
Grindon Lough
(England, United Kingdom)
656 Grindon Lough Message Forums Grindon Lough is a beautiful country lake found among the hills and dales of North East England. Set within the southern boundary of Northumberland National Park, Grindon Lough is managed as a National Nature Reserve by Northumberland Wildlife Trust. There is no public access to the lake, but birdwatchers ...
Bala Lake
(Wales, United Kingdom)
522 Bala Lake Pictures Bala Lake Message Forums Also known as: Llyn Tegid
Bala Lake is nestled in the gentle rolling hills of North Wales and has stunning mountains resting in the background. The lake, called Llyn Tegid in Welsh, means Lake of Serenity, and Bala Lake's beauty leaves its admirers feeling peaceful and rested. Bala Lake is a natural lake that was formed by ...
(England, United Kingdom)
515 Brotherswater Pictures Brotherswater Message Forums Also known as: Brothers Water, Broad Water, The Lake District
Surrounded by green fields, grazing sheep and scenic hillsides, Brotherswater is found in northwest England's Lake District National Park. At 47 acres there is some controversy as to whether Brotherswater is one of the smallest lakes or largest tarns (mountain lake) found in the Lake District. Tucked ...
Llangorse Lake
(Wales, United Kingdom)
505 Llangorse Lake Message Forums Also known as: Llangors Lake, Lake Syfaddan, Lyn Syfaddan
Sitting within Brecon Beacons National Park, Llangorse Lake stands as the largest natural lake in South Wales and second largest in the principality of Wales. Also found under the names Llangors Lake, Lake Syfaddan, and Lyn Syfaddan, the lake has long been noted for its diversity of plant and animal ...
(England, United Kingdom)
476 Ullswater Pictures Ullswater Message Forums Also known as: Ullswater Lake, The Lake District
Cumbria, in northwest England's famous Lake District, is home to diverse natural features that attract visitors from near and far. Ullswater, a natural freshwater lake, is one of those unmatched attractions that lures travelers from around the world. The area that Ullswater meanders through is scenic ...
Llys-y-Fran Reservoir
(Wales, United Kingdom)
377 Llys-y-Fran Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Llysyfran Reservoir
Nestled at the base of the Preseli Mountains of Southwest Wales, Llys-y-Fran Reservoir is a 212-acre, (0.9 square kilometers) man-made lake within the unspoiled boundaries of 350-acre (1.4 square kilometers) Llys-y-Fran Country Park. The reservoir provides sparkling water for the community of Pembrokeshire ...
Loch Tay
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
355 Loch Tay Pictures Loch Tay Message Forums Loch Tay is a long and narrow natural lake in the central Scottish Highlands that extends southwest to northeast in the country's Central and Perthshire regions. Loch Tay is a wonderful choice for travelers looking for a less developed vacation area. There are several small villages bordering the lake, ...
Llyn Padarn
(Wales, United Kingdom)
344 Llyn Padarn Pictures Llyn Padarn Message Forums Also known as: Lake Padarn
Llyn Padarn (Lake Padarn) is a sparkling 242-acre (one square kilometer) lake nestled in the Llanberis Pass at the foot of Mount Snowdon, (Wales' highest mountain) in the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, north Wales. The lake is part of Padarn Country Park which covers 800 acres (3.2 square kilometers) ...
(England, United Kingdom)
328 Buttermere Pictures Buttermere Message Forums Also known as: The Lake District
Located among the western lakes in England's Lake District, ruggedly beautiful Buttermere is one of a chain of three spectacular lakes. Running from northwest to southeast, Loweswater (148 acres), Crummock Water (618 acres) and Buttermere (222 acres) provide some of Lakeland's most stunning scenes of ...
Loughrigg Tarn
(England, United Kingdom)
310 Loughrigg Tarn Pictures Loughrigg Tarn Message Forums Also known as: Diana's Looking Glass
Loughrigg Tarn is a charming country lake set in northwest England's Lake District National Park. The calm water of this peaceful lake mirrors wooded fells and the peaks of nearby Langdale Pikes. Found within easy driving distance of Grasmere Lake to the north and Windermere Lake to the south, Loughrigg ...
Lake District
(England, United Kingdom)
297 Lake District Pictures Lake District Message Forums Also known as: The Lake, Lakeland
Holiday in England's Lake District, and you will find sparkling lakes set amidst stunning mountain scenery, wild heather carpeting gently rolling hills, and green fields surrounding pastoral farmland and historic villages. Located along the country's northwest coast, in the county of Cumbria, the Lake ...
Loch Shin
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
270 Loch Shin Pictures Loch Shin Message Forums Loch Shin is a long and narrow glacial lake located in County Sutherland, part of the Scottish Highlands. This freshwater loch measures about 17.5 miles (28.2-kilometers) long with a maximum width of only one mile (2.2 kilometers). Loch Shin is oriented in a general northwest to southeast direction, ...
(England, United Kingdom)
245 Derwentwater Pictures Derwentwater Message Forums Also known as: Derwent Water, Derwentwater Lake, The Lake District
Cumbria, in northwest England, is home to Lake District National Park, established in 1951. All of the land in England that exceeds an elevation of 3,000 feet (914.4 meters) can be found in this national park, which is the country's largest. Derwentwater, also sometimes called Derwent Water or Derwentwater ...
Bassenthwaite Lake
(England, United Kingdom)
223 Bassenthwaite Lake Pictures Bassenthwaite Lake Message Forums Also known as: Bass Lake, Bassenwater, Broadwater, The Lake District
Bassenthwaite Lake is a scenic peaceful lake located in England's Lake District. In this land of many lakes, Bassenthwaite Lake is the only body of water to actually be called a lake. Neighboring water bodies are called waters, meres, tarns or reservoirs. A protected National Nature Reserve and designated ...
Loch Assynt
(Scotland, United Kingdom)
217 Loch Assynt Pictures Loch Assynt Message Forums Hidden away in a remote corner of Northwestern Scotland, Loch Assynt offers a scenic vista consisting of nearly 2,000 acres of sparkling cold waters, several nearby mountains, a castle in ruins, a small settlement and plenty of solitude. The nearly 300-feet deep loch connects to the North Atlantic via ...
Lough MacNean
(Ireland / Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
151 Lough MacNean Message Forums Also known as: Upper Lough MacNean, Lower Lough MacNean
Lough MacNean, a freshwater lake (lough) surrounded by picturesque scenery, is often referred to by Upper Lough MacNean and Lower Lough MacNean. This spring-fed body of water forms a natural boundary between the counties of Cavan and Leitrim in the Republic of Ireland and County Fermanagh in Northern ...
Lower Lough Erne
(Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
148 Lower Lough Erne Pictures Lower Lough Erne Message Forums Also known as: Lower Lake Erne, Lake Earne
Lower Lough (Lake) Erne is one of several lakes on the beautiful River Erne in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The River Erne begins in County Cavan and flows 64 miles north through Loch Gowna, Lough Oughter and Upper and Lower Lough Erne before meeting with the Atlantic Ocean at Ballyshannon. The ...
Coniston Water
(England, United Kingdom)
143 Coniston Water Pictures Coniston Water Message Forums Also known as: Conison Lake, Coniston, Thurston Water, The Lake District
Coniston Water is in England's Lake District, its spectacular landscapes making it an impressive tourist attraction in its own right. However, Coniston Water has an infamous history that makes it an even more interesting holiday location: Several water-based speed records were set and broken here during ...


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