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“lake district” (62 reviews)
“scafell pike” (27 reviews)
“nether wasdale” (12 reviews)
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Wasdale Head, England
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"lake district"
in 62 reviews
"scafell pike"
in 27 reviews
"nether wasdale"
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"stunning scenery"
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"narrow road"
in 5 reviews
"sunny day"
in 9 reviews
"highest mountain"
in 12 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 5 reviews
"national park"
in 5 reviews
"passing places"
in 7 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 12 reviews
"hardknott pass"
in 9 reviews
"wasdale head inn"
in 6 reviews
"smallest church"
in 11 reviews
"deepest"
in 41 reviews
"england"
in 38 reviews
"lakes"
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on a nice sunny day it is well worth driving to head of valley but parking may be difficult It is well worth visiting St Olafs Church if i you can park at head of valley

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is reputed to be one of the deepest lakes in Cumbria so we had a high expectation and it didn’t disappoint. The lake was perfectly still and quiet, it had an eery feel as we visited at sunset but please don’t allow that comment...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very special place and quite beautiful. It can get busy as the road runs along the lake with places to stop all along. However, I got there at 8.30 in the morning and had the place to myself for the first couple...More

Thank LINALLEN
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wast Water lake is one of the most dramatic landscapes in the Lake District. You can just stop by the road and picnic, walk around to lake at a leisurely pace, or choose a strenuous hike to the surrounding peaks. Of note, traffic was heavy...More

Thank AJOhio
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

We were staying in a campsite in Nether Wasdale which is really close to wastewater. If you walk up to Santon Bridge and up onto Whin Rigg the surrounding views are stunning. From there head onto the next peak and down to the car park...More

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

There are various places to stop on the side of the Wasdale Head road and then walk up to Wasdale head for a drink or meal. You can walk all the way around Wastwater but lots of people have got stuck on the scree and...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

We have been coming to the lake district for many years, and have covered all seasons. No visit would be complete without a trip to Wastwater, it is truly awesome, if you visit the south lakes area, do not miss a trip to Wastwater and...More

Thank patrickstanyer
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We have just moved to this part of Cumbria & can't believe how lucky we are to have all of this spectacular scenery practically on our doorstep. Although on our first visit it was a little grey & overcast the view was stunning with the...More

Thank Terry C
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

I went to the Lake District in November of 2017, so definitely not high tourist season. It was well worth bearing the cold temps to visit this, relatively unknown area of England. The Lake District is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. This place is...More

Thank basbousa
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

We used the Ravenglass Railway and then went on a recommended car drive. Once we accessed the Lake we travelled north to Wasthead to the carpark for Scarfell Pike. The area is remote, desolate and awesome. We were glad there was not much traffic as...More

Thank Rod H
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cindywilliams239
September 8, 2016|
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Response from pajthomas | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cindy, as Gordon says there is a very nice National Trust site just past the lake and there is a very good Camping and Caravanning club in the next vqalley near Boot, that one also has the advantage of being a short... More
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Mohit M
April 26, 2016|
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Response from Ruby37 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Nether Wasdale at the south end of the lake. There are 2 pubs with rooms. The youth hostel on the water's edge us also an option.
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