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“lake district” (54 reviews)
“scafell pike” (26 reviews)
“nether wasdale” (10 reviews)
Wasdale Head, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It always feels like a journey to the end of the world. The approach from the west end of the lake meanders through woodland, hiding the treat in store. When the lake comes into view it is framed by scree slopes to one side, fells...More

Thank MarkandJulieDavis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wastwater is remote, and the roads approaching narrow an. Slow, but the effort of getting there is well worth it, for wast water is perhaps one of the most beautiful vistas in the country. In any weather it is striking, and well worth a visit...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful lake at the bottom of the Scafells. I was there in a fairly overcast day but the scenery was still stunning!

Thank cazbatt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area is what the Lake District is all about. Views to die for. places to park the car by the lake, to relax and take in the views. Views of Scafell and Great Gable. Incredible views of the Waswater screes. Really memorable.

Thank RobertWRadbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw this on google maps before our trip and decided we had to visit. We were not disappointed! Certainly one of the smaller stretches of water in the lakes but don't let that put you off. The weather was very overcast. Grey skies with clouds...More

Thank Watmoose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tranquil valley with stunning mountain views, well worth a visit. Saw a couple of canoeists on the lake too.

Thank 59lesley2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful walk from Nether Wasdale (the pub) to Wast water and back. The outflow river from southern end is beautiful, with a lovely well maintained path running through the wood alongside it , towards the lake itself. Stunning views of Great gable, lingmell, scafell etc.

Thank Jennispice
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of walks from the car parks located around the lake. The road is single track in places with passing places. Great photo opportunities along the road overlooking the lake.

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Go off the beaten track and experience this gem. Wonderful views, scenery and a must see, you won't be dissapointed.

Thank Tiguletus
Reviewed 7 September 2017

As the second leg of our National 3 Peak Challenge, we navigated to Scafell Pike foothills. The lake is stunning and it's located in one of the places in the lake district that doesn't seem to get too busy.

Thank Laughingbear
Nearby Restaurants
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208 reviews
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9 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.