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Wastwater Lake

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Address: Wasdale Head, England
Phone Number: 01946726229
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Outstanding views if you park at the end of Lane side really nice place to visit be careful with your car as there is a steep drop from the road near the small island

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ian M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding views if you park at the end of Lane side really nice place to visit be careful with your car as there is a steep drop from the road near the small island

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Thank Ian M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wastwater is the perfect lake - deep, remote, quiet, Scafell Pike looming, yet the Youth Hostel and a pub to hand also makes it a great destination to stay, not just a day trip. I like the quiet calm of Wastwater, no motors or sails allowed, have stayed in the YH and eaten at the pub, as well as used... More 

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Thank Fivewaysgirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wet wet wet. Rained all day. Beautiful water. Cold to swim in, can paddle. Fun to walk around. Stunning views when mist lifts.

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Thank damo175
Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rode our bikes to here from Holmrook, good ride with some tough hills but well worth it for the views

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Thank Deb2805
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic stunning views. A must do for everyone. It is accessible by car for those who may struggle to walk the distance. The scenery is well worth it!

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Thank Hainsy1988
Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most awesome off all the lakes - breathtakingly beautiful with stunning views all round. Take a picnic and a blow up boat and spend the day basking in the gloriousness of your surroundings, swimming, floating and wandering.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled here on a 30 year old book recommendation after having visited Windermere amongst others and were blown away by its beauty !! The stillness of the lake - the deepest In England we later found out - was stunning. It's unspoilt and the journey to the lake from Ravenglass was fabulous . Lovely national trust site and parking... More 

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Thank 119emh
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely gorgeous location- you can walk, paddle, wildlife watch, swim if you're very brave- an absolutely breathtaking spot. Don't forget your camera, wellies or hiking boots, but if you're in the area, make sure you pay it a visit. It's England's deepest lake, one side has very steep banks, and completely the opposite of the over commercialised Coniston, Windermere lakes

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Thank fee2908
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lake was very impressive the deepest lake, very scenic and would recommend a visit, it was breathtaking to look at

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North Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular views of Scafell great gable and bowfell peaks and an unspoilt lake. Really worth a visit.

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