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Wastwater Lake

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Address: Wasdale Head, England
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Truly Stunning

Located in the Western Lake District National Park, Wastwater is far from the tourist centres of Ambleside and Bowness. Being a frequent visitor to the Lakes I like to experience... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2015
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2015

Located in the Western Lake District National Park, Wastwater is far from the tourist centres of Ambleside and Bowness. Being a frequent visitor to the Lakes I like to experience the quieter parts of the district, this is one of those. As previously stated getting to this destination is a bit of a trek but once there this over ruled... More 

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North West
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Truly stunning lake which is a bit of trek (via hardknott pass in our case) but well worth the time and effort to take in the breathtaking scenery and peaceful location.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

OK, OK, we picked a sunny, if cold day but even in February the sheer majesty and beauty of the lake and valley was awesome. Its a long, long walk if you go all the way round, and the south side is a scree path - not for the faint hearted. The road down to the Pub at the Head... More 

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Penrith, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

There are not many places that would beat walking in the Cumbrian fells the scenery is breathtaking and you meet some friendly people and you get a feeling of accomplishment when you conquer the mountain you have climbed, and don't let the weather stop you from going into the fells but just take a bit of care

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Kent/England
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Having spent christmas here with my family,i have to say this was heaven on earth to me,have never been so sad to leave anywhere as this before,so beautiful,should be one of the seven wonders!!!! Loved it....

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Wistow, null, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

On arrival we were totally amazed by the scenery - surely unique in this country. A beautiful clear lake backed by sheer cliffs that disappeared into the clouds. We visited the lake on new year's day when we anticipated it may be busy but there were relatively few people around and all very friendly. We walked the length of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Walking this lake in the early morning will give you scenes of the most beautiful mirror lake - perfectly mirroring the mountains and the clouds on it's surface. Take your camera!

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

This is a remote part of the Lakes which is a gem and the deepest lake in England. Clean air, spectacular mountains, gorgeous scenery You need to go to see what I mean....

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

My favourite place in the world, amazing scenery and excellent camping amenities locally shame fishing isn't permitted

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Beautiful and (fairly) quiet lake compared to the others,apart from people using the road to climb Scafell,the surroundings are so peaceful in early evening when the summit baggers are gone,we stayed at Santon Bridge Post Office which is about 3 miles from the lake,it was amazing to go there once everyone had left,the lake became calm and the sunset gave... More 

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