About Esthwaite Water
Esthwaite Water is one of the smaller and lesser
known lakes in the Lake District National Park situated between the much
larger lakes of Windermere and Coniston Water.
To the north is the village of Hawkshead and to the west is Grizedale Forest.
The lake covers around
280 acres (1.1 km2) and is known for its excellent fishing, particularly
trout and pike and has been designated as a site of special scientific
The lake was mentioned as the location where William
Wordsworth conversed with a friend in Wordsworth's poem, "Expostulation
and Reply," part of Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads.