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Wastwater Lake

Wasdale Head, England
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Herts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a remote part of the Lakes which is a gem and the deepest lake in England. Clean air, spectacular mountains, gorgeous scenery You need to go to see what I mean....

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My favourite place in the world, amazing scenery and excellent camping amenities locally shame fishing isn't permitted

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Beautiful and (fairly) quiet lake compared to the others,apart from people using the road to climb Scafell,the surroundings are so peaceful in early evening when the summit baggers are gone,we stayed at Santon Bridge Post Office which is about 3 miles from the lake,it was amazing to go there once everyone had left,the lake became calm and the sunset gave... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It was tranquil and stunning. The views are breathtaking. Not too busy with visitors. The perfect romantic getaway.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Starting & finishing at The Strands pub (for a lovely lunch!) we had a wonderful 4.5 mile scenic walk to Wastwater in beautiful sun. The scenery is spectacular.

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London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
60 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

The drive through the mountains is very scenic and worth the drive. However, when arriving at the lake it was a bit disappointing, especially when seeing what a good rating it has. Don't get me wrong it is worth a trip, but there are a number of prettier lakes in the Lake District.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I was competing in the Wasdale Triathlon which involved a 1.2 mile swim in the lake. It was beautifully clear although cold as expected. The surrounding area is outstanding in its beauty. The Wasdale Head Inn is just a short walk away and highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you feel that Windermere, Grasmere and Derwentwater are a little tame for you, then branch out and visit Wastwater. Monumentally wild with views,and hues magically shifting by the hour. It takes your breath away to see the almost perpendicular Screes as they plunge towards the water, which is reputed to reach 75 metres in depth in places. We were... More 

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Absolutely stunning scenery, peaceful and tranquil. You know how dangerous and brooding Scarfell can be but it draws you in. Love it. Take the kids away from their ipads, phones, tv, everything that distracts them and show them Wasdale. Its amazing to see them in this natural wonder. Still have to make sure they understand the dangers in this untouched... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Wonderfull setting within walking distance to the campsite, wished we had brought our kayaks. The views of the lake as you walked Scarfell Pike were stunning

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