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Address: , Wasdale Head, England
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Beautiful and very quiet.

Went to Wastwater with my family for a walk. Beautiful part of the would. In my opinion one of the most picturesque lakes. Wonderful walks around the lake, crystal clear waters... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went to Wastwater with my family for a walk. Beautiful part of the would. In my opinion one of the most picturesque lakes. Wonderful walks around the lake, crystal clear waters and fantastic surroundings. Great place to go and FREE parking. A rarity these days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited Wastwater for the first time today. We drove over the hardknott pass to get there taking in the stunning views along the way ! Then we arrived at wast water ! It was incredible. Was a view we stayed for an hour and I lost count of the amount of photos I took of the same shot as it... More 

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Somerset, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If approached by road as the majority of visitors do, the first impressions Wastwater are glimpsed through a small line of trees just revealing a glint of water, but on entering the dale proper, an eerie sensation descends as the screes of Ill Gill and Whin Rigg plunge seemingly vertically into this deepest of the Cumbrian lakes, with a forbiddingly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What a view from all directions. Getting here is like a ride on the roller coaster, watch out for larger vehicles trying to come the other way and wall stones occasionally jutting out on this single track road, then it opens up to such a wonderful view of the lake and the screes on the other side running right down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This lake is in a league of it's own. it has a wild feel and is impossible to catch on camera. The screes, mountains, lake, ferns and herdwicks all add together to create an atmosphere which is impossible to do justice to in words. Well worth a visit and rain only adds to the atmosphere!

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful dramatic location. Lake District beauty spot never fails to disappoint. The rambling road leading to some of the most dramatic views of this amazing location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We stayed in a National Trust cottage, just a stones throw from Wastwater lake. The views are absolutely stunning. Photos could never do it justice. If you go down to the lake at dusk, the sight of the swallows flitting over the water catching insects is breathtaking. The views are truly magnificent and once seen it will never be forgotten.... More 

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Rochdale, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Wastwater is the most beautiful lake ever , a real sit down on a rock and take in the view of this blue vast lake...a real thinkers place, take in the fresh air and enjoy , also never very busy so even better .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Stayed at the basic campsite (field)at the Wasdale Head Hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Although very busy there were plenty of staff and we were hardly half way our drinks when dinner arrived.There are plenty of tables outside next to the little burn running by and the place was dog friendly. A good mix of the usual retired... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Visited wastwater for a little stroll,ended up walking one end to another, as we were told there was a little pub at the other end, we walked and walked got to the other end of the lake and the pub was still in the distance so decided to walk back The views and scenery were absolutely breathtaking, when we arrived... More 

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