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Wastwater Lake

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Address: Wasdale Head, England
Phone Number: 01946726229
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I knew of Wastwater but had never been, we were driving back from Whitehaven and detoured. It is so peaceful and quiet with lovely views. This edge of the lakes is so often... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Robert B
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew of Wastwater but had never been, we were driving back from Whitehaven and detoured. It is so peaceful and quiet with lovely views. This edge of the lakes is so often overlooked but has an unspoilt beauty that is lacking in the Windermere and Ambleside areas

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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area of the Lake District is stunning and largely unspoiled. Loads of great walks to do, plus other activities - haven't done any of the activities other than walking. The views from the summit of the various mountains is amazing but n a clear day.

Thank iWalkthedog
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Most stunning place I have ever seen in my life. Worth the drive and worth planning a walk as there are a few to choose from depending on your abilities. As novice walkers we chose to walk the route that takes you past St Olafs church and the pub.

Thank Brightyrlb
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I visited the Lake District for the first time early October and came across Wastwater Lake. This place although not as bustling with tourists was a wonderful place to visit. Truly peaceful and sometimes quite eerie due to it's quiet location but you can't ignore it's natural landscape. We visited Derwent Water a day or two later and both my... More 

Thank Steve G
Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Wastwater is my favourite place in the world, well worth the drive to get to it. It is generally uncrowded and a fabulous place for all the family. A dinghy on the lake and a barbecue after is wonderful. The views are incredible and I can't recommend this beautiful place enough.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Best Campsite in England, Best Mountain, deepest Lake, Interesting Church Cracking Beer , Longest Cul-de;Sac in the uk

Thank mattvwt25
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Loved the scenery and the length of the walk (from Wasdale Head, around the lake and back) was just right. But beware the The Screes section on the south side - a large boulder field which is tricky and slow going and could be treacherous in the wet.

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

This place is a part of the UK like no other, great views, awesome picnic spots. We visit with our campervan and it's just brilliant.

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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is well worth driving (or walking!) to see. Scenery is excellent, a very lovely place. If you go to Wasdale Head, the toilets are terrible!! Really disgusting!!! Such a shame for such a beautiful place.

Thank Mary898
Barrie, Canada
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138 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

It may be a trip to get to the northwest part of the lake district, but if you do this is a real hidden gem of a place. Lots of great walks, beautiful vistas and serene places to just relax. The centre point of all this of course is wastwater lake which I believe is either the biggest or deepest... More 

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