The lake is unusual in the radial drainage pattern of the Lake District in draining towards the centre of the District: its outfall, Dub Beck, becomes Park Beck and runs east or south-east into the north end of Crummock Water, close to that lake's exit.
By way of the River Cocker and River Derwent, Loweswater's contents eventually reach the sea at Workington.
The Loweswater Show is an annual event in early September and features traditional Cumbrian Sports and competitions for farmers produce.
This is an absolutely delightful walk on good paths. The path from Fang Brow to High Nook Tarn is a well crafted terrace posing no problems. Known by some as the "Balcony Path" it is said to be part of an old corpse-road from Loweswater to St. Bees although others say that the return route through Holme Wood is the old corpse road. From High Nook tarn the route winds down to Maggie's Bridge from where you can return through Holme Wood via Hudson Place and Jenkinson Place.
Coordinates 54°34′N 3°20′W