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Wastwater Lake

Wasdale Head, England
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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
24 helpful votes 24 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Wastwater is very still (and deep) and perhaps our favourite lake. Be careful with motorbikes on parking areas as they are not all as sound a surface as they look!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This place isn't the most well known, but the place is totally stunning. We saw it with the clouds low across the peaks but when the sun shone through as well it made it even more stunning

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Wastwater is perhaps the most visually arresting of the lakes. For fell walkers its charms are revealed when you reach the summit of Great Gable, to see the lake via car takes significantly more effort as you need to swing out of the lake district to the west coast of Cumbria then head back in but it's definitely worth the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our trip. A beautiful lake surrounded by a mountainous terrain. We spent a few hours walking by the shore and really enjoyed ourselves. Peaceful and quiet.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

What can I add after Wastwater was voted the place in the country! Well even on a crap day even by Lakeland standards this location is still stunning and I've had the pleasure of seeing it in all of it's moods. The place has a haunting magic about it that leaves the watcher feeling that this place has not changed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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

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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