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Wastwater Lake

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Address: Wasdale Head, England
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The High Adventure - High Mountain Passes Spectacular

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The wildest lake

The most incredible lake. Quiet and remote, deep, dark and mysterious. Did a wonderful swim across it one day after a walk up scafell pike. Often the light and reflection in it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The most incredible lake. Quiet and remote, deep, dark and mysterious. Did a wonderful swim across it one day after a walk up scafell pike. Often the light and reflection in it are a sight to behold. Well worth a visit if you enjoy wilderness and don't mind the long drive round to it. A world away from Windermere.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Untouched natural beauty. Avoid the road route through the Hardknott passes unless you want to experience them. The route through Ulpha also has high gradients. The easiest driving route in through A 595 and Eskdale Greens

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Lincs
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107 reviews 107 reviews
13 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Its the deepest lake and the remotest valley, what more do you want? The highest peak in England, some of the best walks? They are all here...

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Milton Keynes
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I love Wastwater with the three peaks at its head, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. With the 2000 foot screes on the opposite side from the road reflected in the lake, it is brooding and mysterious. My wife and daughter thought it less interesting and did not like the midgies. I rate it highly and the pub... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Wastwater is one of those places whose mood changes with the weather, and with the screes on one side and Scafell Pike / Great Gable in the background, and the lake ahead of you seeing some wonderful views. This is a must for anyone going to the lakes, although is time consuming to get there, the views and the place... More 

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South Cumbria
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We visited on such a gorgeous sunny evening and it was reasonably quiet with not too much traffic. The views are stunning and well worth the visit.

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Whitehaven
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110 reviews 110 reviews
30 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A short drive from my home a place of beauty and tranquility. Take the drive as far as the road goes until the farm at the end and you will find yourself stopping stoping along the way and admiring truly breathtaking views you will not forget in a hurry.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
30 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Such a beautiful place, and much less touristy than Windermere and similar places. You can walk around Wastwater, but "the screes" on the east side include a boulder field that is quite tricky to negotiate and eats up a lot of time.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Away from all the hustle bustle of the busy areas such as Ambleside and Bowness this place offers countless opportunities for adventure loving people. Even during the Easter break few people in this area compared to miles of traffic queue at Windermere. Scafell Pike is visible from this place and lake is beautiful even on a rainy day. This is... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Located in the Western Lake District National Park, Wastwater is far from the tourist centres of Ambleside and Bowness. Being a frequent visitor to the Lakes I like to experience the quieter parts of the district, this is one of those. As previously stated getting to this destination is a bit of a trek but once there this over ruled... More 

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