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Wastwater Lake

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Address: Wasdale Head, England
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Wast Water has a character of its own but I have never considered it pretty in a chocolate box, picture postcard, way. However, it is devastatingly dramatic and the vista has a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Iain S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wast Water has a character of its own but I have never considered it pretty in a chocolate box, picture postcard, way. However, it is devastatingly dramatic and the vista has a powerful impact on your soul. In my humble opinion it is the best of the lakes in the Lake District. The walking in the area is exceptional and... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wastwater never fails to impress and looks different every time you visit. It is absolutley awsome ! It is the deepest water in the Lakes and the sheer sides of the lake are amazing. We called at the Wasdale Head pub, which on a cold January afternoon, had lovely roaring fires and was very welcoming. If you are in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The highest mountains in The Lakes drop down to provide the deepest lake in most out-of-the-way place. No other lake looks like this so it is a must to see to round off your viewing of this beautiful district.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing!!! Had high expectations of this place and was not disappointed!!! If you get a change to go, do it!!

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Well worth a drive out to Wastwater, stunning unspoilt scenery, lovely walks and a good pub for lunch at the end of the road! Thoroughly recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

something for every walker here. and whenever you go winter / summer. Hope to return for a picnic in summer!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

My most favourite place: Great Gable hidden in the cloud on this photograph is my favourite mountain. Whatever your age, or capabilities, it is a must place to visit. Long walks, short walks, or just sitting in the car at the junction midway along the lake, it is a place for everyone. Try and avoid weekends or Bank Holidays as... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

One of the most beautiful places in Cumbria, but I was shocked to find out the parking was £6.50 for the day. If you want to do a decent walk you have to pay that, or park over 1 mile away. National Trust's idea of inclusivity. It clearly doesn't cost that much to maintain the car park. Charging all year... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

A very well deserved break for refreshening your senses and none the less one's mind. Just sit ideal by the lake side and feel the cold breeze and waves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning location. No words really. Just go. Take a camera. Take a flask. Take a blanket and allow yourself to just sit and breath and take it all in. Good road to drive on, smooth and plenty of stops to park. Water very deep. Dog loved it. One of the best locations we have ever visited. Bresthtakingly beautiful.

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