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Address: Wasdale Head, England
Phone Number: 01946726229
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Some of the best views in the British Isles

Visiting Wastwater is a delight no matter what the time of year. This is the deepest lake in the English Lake District and nearby is Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Joseph R
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Wastwater is a delight no matter what the time of year. This is the deepest lake in the English Lake District and nearby is Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England and has some of the best views not just in the Lake District but the whole of the British isles. A walk around the lake is possible although... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

I knew of Wastwater but had never been, we were driving back from Whitehaven and detoured. It is so peaceful and quiet with lovely views. This edge of the lakes is so often overlooked but has an unspoilt beauty that is lacking in the Windermere and Ambleside areas

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3 Thank Robert B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

This area of the Lake District is stunning and largely unspoiled. Loads of great walks to do, plus other activities - haven't done any of the activities other than walking. The views from the summit of the various mountains is amazing but n a clear day.

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1 Thank iWalkthedog
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Most stunning place I have ever seen in my life. Worth the drive and worth planning a walk as there are a few to choose from depending on your abilities. As novice walkers we chose to walk the route that takes you past St Olafs church and the pub.

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4 Thank Brightyrlb
Maidenhead
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I visited the Lake District for the first time early October and came across Wastwater Lake. This place although not as bustling with tourists was a wonderful place to visit. Truly peaceful and sometimes quite eerie due to it's quiet location but you can't ignore it's natural landscape. We visited Derwent Water a day or two later and both my... More 

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3 Thank Steve G
Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Wastwater is my favourite place in the world, well worth the drive to get to it. It is generally uncrowded and a fabulous place for all the family. A dinghy on the lake and a barbecue after is wonderful. The views are incredible and I can't recommend this beautiful place enough.

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3 Thank Bren181254
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Best Campsite in England, Best Mountain, deepest Lake, Interesting Church Cracking Beer , Longest Cul-de;Sac in the uk

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Loved the scenery and the length of the walk (from Wasdale Head, around the lake and back) was just right. But beware the The Screes section on the south side - a large boulder field which is tricky and slow going and could be treacherous in the wet.

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3 Thank 776geoffl
St. Neots, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

This place is a part of the UK like no other, great views, awesome picnic spots. We visit with our campervan and it's just brilliant.

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Thank ROBERT H
Beccles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is well worth driving (or walking!) to see. Scenery is excellent, a very lovely place. If you go to Wasdale Head, the toilets are terrible!! Really disgusting!!! Such a shame for such a beautiful place.

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