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Wastwater Lake

Wasdale Head, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Wow! We drove through the mountain range, that includes the tallest in England and what a drive! Be careful! Beautiful views - stunning. Finally arrived at Wastwater. Eerie yet beautiful. Will never forget this drive and the scenery.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Stunning views and lots of areas in which you can park up and explore. This lake seems to have escaped the tourist rush and even in August it was easy to find a quiet beach to picnic on with only the odd sheep for company. Lots of walks for hikers and for the brave there is always Skafell Pike. Can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place to picnic in spectacular surroundings. There are little beaches for children to play plenty of parking spots and the best views in Britain.

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Nice from the road side, a bit more interesting when trying to run across the screes especially in heavy rain with a thunderstorm looming!

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Scary drive to get there but well worth it as the views of the lake with the mountain behind it are wonderful.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A lovely view across the waters - mountainous, green and thriving. The quiet is much needed and you could spend hours listening to the beauty of nothingness.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is an absolutely stunning lake encircled by the sheer slope of Whin Rigg falling directly into the lake on one side and the rugged slopes of Great Gable, Middle Fell and Yewbarrow on the other side.

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Rugby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Loved Wast Water because it was so much quieter than the lakes around Keswick etc. Definitely away from it all

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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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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