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Wastwater Lake

Wasdale Head, England
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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

For those seeking a less urban experience in the UK that has a touch of the wild about it, empty spaces, and stunning scenery thrown in, Wastwater is a must. The scenery met or surpassed my expectations. Taking the advice of another traveller, I braved the narrow lanes leading up to Hardknott Pass and would certainly recommend this route to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Drove from Boot to Waswater on a lovely sunny day. Was over-awed by the beauty of the place. Stunning scenery,lovely walks.great pub. Has to be seen!

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Middlesex, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

the views are to die for, the drive is a little nerve racking but worth it. there are several view points for people to stop off at. the pub did a delicious vegetarian lasagne!

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Chesham
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Wastwater Lake is stunning. We went on a 7 mile round walk most of which was near the lake and saw some stunning scenery. Amazingly for the Lake District, the walk was mainly on the flat! This is a lovely area and not as busy as some parts of the Lakes.

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Manchester, UK
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A beautiful stretch of water near Scafell Pike. You need to visit several times at different times of the day to see the varying moods and light effects on the water and the mountains that are the back drop. Stunning!

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Oxford
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I love Wastwater - it is remote and unspoiled and is the deepest lake in england. At its head is the smallest church in England and nearby is Scarfell Pike the hightes mountain in England

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This really is a must do if you visit the Lake district early evening before sunset is a time for reflection, its an awe inspiring place no wonder it is painted and photographed so much. be careful if it has rained as the shore can be boggy, there are plenty of spaces to pull in and get out of the... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have been to Wastwater twice and for me it is the most stunning place in the UK. It is isolated, peaceful and an excellent place to relax. It is around the seaward side of the national park and is therefore considerably quieter than the Windermere side. On my first visit, like many people, I used it as a base... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Don't come here if you don't like being in a remote environment. It's a long way to the shops! The lake is the deepest in the Lake District and has magnificent views in all weathers and time of the day.

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is quite a long day walk but only modestly hilly in local context and can involve a welcome stop at Ritson's Bar for a pint: From Eskdale, walk north-west into Miterdale Forest from Fisherguard Farm, descending into Wasdale from Irton Fell over Lund Bridge then walking on the east side of Wastwater which avoids the treacherous boulders at the... More

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