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Address: Wasdale Head, England
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I have visited Wastwater many times over the years in all conditions and it always enthrals me with its majestic remoteness and rugged beauty. The scree reflecting in the lake on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have visited Wastwater many times over the years in all conditions and it always enthrals me with its majestic remoteness and rugged beauty. The scree reflecting in the lake on a quiet windless evening must be the most amazing sight in the lakes bar none.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Place of great beauty, changing views, lovely walks, a peaceful spot for resting and contemplating. Mountain scenery and lakes.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

During the three days we were there scuba divers were diving in Wastwater, but it is not a lake I would swim in. It is an overpowering presence of physicality, the screes run straight down to the lakes from Irton Fell, the narrow road to Wasdale Head is on the opposite side of the lake, and travels along its length.... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The wildest of the lakes with stunning mountains all around. The view of Scarfell across the Lake from the lakeside just below the car park used for climbing Yewbarrow is my favourite view anywhere.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My boyfriend and I decided to do the full circle of the lake. The lake is very picturesque and quiet. The scree's are very challenging and not for the faint hearted, but definitely worth the walk. I wouldn't recommend walking over the scree's when it's wet as I should imagine they become very slippery and dangerous. There's lots of free... More 

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had great weather, do not attempt the round the lake walk the screes are too dangerous. There is a lovely short walk at the west end of the lake, to Lund Bridge.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Combination of deep very still lake alongside steep hillside covered in scree slopes makes this a very special place - quite unlike the rest of the Lake District. Great views up the valley to Wastwater Head and the higher mountains, of which Great Gable is my favourite for its majesty. The road alongside the lake and indeed leading up to... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Beautiful location we stayed at the national trust camp site the area and facilities were great clean showers and toilets and plenty of them, the camp area was always kept tidy and no noise to aid in a great sleep, we kayak'd on wastwater climbed scafell pike but the best thing was the climb up yewbarrow, one top tip take... More 

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Louth, Lincs, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The best place in the Lake District. Breathtakingly beautiful and lonely as all the lakes once were. I hope that it always remains so.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Set amongst some of the most inspiring scenery in the Lake District, the view along Wastwater towards Great Gable is one of the finest in the area. Wastwater is unlike so many of the other Lakeland lakes and seems to demand respect for its uncompromising grandeur rather that the prettiness bestowed on the eastern lakes. Its appeal is heightened by... More 

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Address: Wasdale Head, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Wasdale Head

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