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“lake district” (59 reviews)
“scafell pike” (26 reviews)
“nether wasdale” (11 reviews)
Wasdale Head, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wastwater is one of the remotest stretches of water in the Lake District, only accessible from the west and via narrow roads. This inaccessibility makes it a wild and lonely place most of the times. Spectacular screes slide into the lake on the opposite bank...More

1  Thank WestofEnglandTed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waswater is the deepest lake in the Lake District. It's surrounded by mountains, except to the west. At its eastern end is England's highest mountain Scafell Pike. This is a place to get out of your car, walk and enjoy the scenery. There is every...More

1  Thank Ned L
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Without comparison. Even in mist and driving rain you cannot fail to love it. Whether walking or just sitting to take in the experience, it's unmissable

1  Thank Dave E
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Left from Windermere for a good drive to wastwater via the hardknott and Wrynose pass. Definitely a tough drive and not recommended for first timers or bad weather. Wastwater is a great lake, good views and can hike /kayak around. PS lack of toilets or...More

Thank aditya_ravikumar
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is such a beautiful and remote area. It gives access to some of the best mountains in Great Britain. We are so lucky to in this country to have such outstanding scenery.

Thank 865lynn
Reviewed 16 November 2017

One of the more off the beaten track spots in the Lakes, but it makes up for it, The views are breath taking.

Thank 2bindogs
Reviewed 6 November 2017

What a breath taking sight experience- views out of this world. It’s a must to go. Roads are a bit narrow in places and watch out for the sheep.

Thank debbieharris3003
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is the deepest Lake in England in a very remote part of the Lake District in Cumbria. Several of the Highest Mountains in England can be seen from its Shoreline in amazing angles and on a fine day this is surely one of the...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Always drive down here, even if just for a few minutes. Its beautiful whatever the weather, dark and moody in bleak weather and shining in bright sunshine. Dress for any weather because it changes very quickly, Be considerate of other drivers and walkers, everyone has...More

1  Thank artgeko
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Wow! The lake was recommended to us by friends, being their favourite place in the Lake District. I can see why. It is well worth the drive. A few single track roads but most people are quite patient and it's easy to pass where you...More

2  Thank Rachel D
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8 September 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
Mohit M
26 April 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.