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“Stunning”
Review of Wastwater Lake

Wastwater Lake
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US$56.61*
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The High Adventure: High Mountain Passes Spectacular from Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Stunning”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This was one of the highlights of our trip. A beautiful lake surrounded by a mountainous terrain. We spent a few hours walking by the shore and really enjoyed ourselves. Peaceful and quiet.

Visited August 2014
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“stunning!”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

What can I add after Wastwater was voted the place in the country! Well even on a crap day even by Lakeland standards this location is still stunning and I've had the pleasure of seeing it in all of it's moods.
The place has a haunting magic about it that leaves the watcher feeling that this place has not changed in real terms since the last ice age.
Yes it has a brilliant pub, climbing shop and farms B&B at the head of the valley, butt the valley has retained it true wildness in spite of man.
Come and see a place created out of the last ice age that still an and will challenge anyone.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Driving through the mountains ”
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Wow! We drove through the mountain range, that includes the tallest in England and what a drive! Be careful! Beautiful views - stunning. Finally arrived at Wastwater. Eerie yet beautiful. Will never forget this drive and the scenery.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Perfect place to escape the tourist crowds”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Stunning views and lots of areas in which you can park up and explore. This lake seems to have escaped the tourist rush and even in August it was easy to find a quiet beach to picnic on with only the odd sheep for company. Lots of walks for hikers and for the brave there is always Skafell Pike. Can tell why it is known as Britain's favourite view as it is so photogenic.

Visited August 2014
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“Beautiful location.”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

A wonderful place to picnic in spectacular surroundings. There are little beaches for children to play plenty of parking spots and the best views in Britain.

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