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Wastwater Lake

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Address: Wasdale Head, England
Phone Number: +44 19467 26229
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Wonderful views and such a chilled out ace for a picnic

I enjoy driving along this area towards Wasdale. It is a great place to stop off for a swim or to sit down for a picnic.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fairly isolated location with limited services. We had identified that hte only refreshment point was at the top end of Wasdale so left the car at the bottom end and walked to Wasdale Head. There are good facilities when you get there. Walking is only on the road with minimal gradients so suitable for easy walking.

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoy driving along this area towards Wasdale. It is a great place to stop off for a swim or to sit down for a picnic.

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

By far the best starting point for walking in the lake district with its surrounding fells and mountains including Scafell Pike, Yewbarrow, Illgill, Great Gable, Steeple and more. Car parking available alongside the lake and at Wasdale Head. Diving and water sports also catered for by many private companies in the local area. Idyllic in the late autumn and winter... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Have been coming here all my life very underdeveloped with lots of charm. Today the views were poor because the clouds were low.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times and it's a great place to be. It looks fantastic when there is snow on the mountains but also great in the summer to climb some classic piles. The pub is worth a visit and there is a great range of walks to go on.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

The weather might not have been great, but the walk more than made up for it! Two grumpy teens put through their paces by parents = a really chilled evening and some respect earned. Recommended!

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Egremont, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Wasdale is known for three things: The deepest lake The smallest church The biggest liar! Visit and discover!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We went for a wander around Wastwater lake and Wasdale head and luckily the weather was on our side and we had a perfect autumn crisp afternoon. Views are stunning, free parking is available in little areas all along the lake, well worth a visit, true example of the Lake Districts natural beauty.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

visited here to go to the Wasdale Head Show on 8 October, lovely show with lots going on. fell running, hound trailing, childrens sports, craft stalls, terrier racing, sheep classes, vintage vehicles,wrestling, boot and beard competition, so many things going on, all surrounded by the most amazing scenery including scafell pike. This lake is a must to visit if you... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We visited this lake for the first time ever recently, I've been to all the other major lakes in the Lake District and this is now my favourite. We did a walk over Yewbarrow and the views were stunning, so much more dramatic than all the other lakes plus you can see out to sea. The only downside is it's... More 

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