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Wastwater Lake

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Address: Wasdale Head, England
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I don't really think I can review a lake. I mean, it's a very pretty, very deep lake, in the (wait for it...) Lakes District National Park. What I will do is review this part of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruce A
Denver, CO
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Denver, CO
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90 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't really think I can review a lake. I mean, it's a very pretty, very deep lake, in the (wait for it...) Lakes District National Park. What I will do is review this part of the park, and I have to say, it's just lovely. Along with my Wife, Brother in Law, Niece, and another couple, we did a... More 

Thank Bruce A
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set beneath England's highest mountain is beautiful Wastwater, England's deepest lake. Sometimes the surface calm and smooth as glass. On other days like yesterday the wind whips up some choppy waves and the calm gives way to a much wilder feel. Wonderful to gaze at whether from the lofty heights of one of the surrounding fells or from its edge.... More 

Thank ManInBlack64
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Waswater is a majestic lake. The water is dark which stems from the fact it's the deepest lake in the Lake District and the hills that surround its. In past visits I have witnessed RAF aircraft screaming down the valley which can be awe inspiring. Only downside to here is it can and does get very busy and with only... More 

Thank Rob B
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a lovely area to walk in . The scenery is stunning , very peaceful , One of the best walks , very easy paths great for the kids also .

Thank Donna W
West Midlands
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A beautiful lake but brooding on a dark day surrounded by hills/mountain you tell me. Plenty of places to park, off the typical narrow road. The Wasdale Head Hotel is at the end of the road and Nether Wasdale and other beautiful places are at close hand. Very Remote and wild.

Thank MarkMidland
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

What can top the majesty of the high mountain backdrop and vast, deep lake here at Wast Water? Park up half way down the lake and walk down to find hidden beaches with waterfalls, perfect for picnics and stone skimming competitions. Head to Wasdale Head Inn for a drink and the loo.

Thank Emily T
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is a great little escape into the lakes. It does not have the popularity of Windermere which just makes it even more perfect to visit. The YHA hostel is the best place to book for these surroundings. With some excellent beer being sold.

Thank Ingvar I
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269 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Wastwater Lake is a really large lake which , because of its location , is not as busy as a lot of the other lakes. It is quite remote and the scenery is stunning , especially if you drive over the Hardknott Pass to get to it.

Thank JourneymanMerseyside
Egremont, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The most stunning views in the lake district. Remote a forbidding when raining but still beautiful. Sitting below Scarfell Pike with the sun shining looking down the lake is spectacular. A gem in the Western lakes.

Thank Alane666
Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This is awe-inspiring, the views are amazing and the peace plus tranquility all you need to refresh yourself. Lovely drive along the Lake but if you are a walker this is a must!

Thank PAH1953

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