Things to see & do

The great outdoors

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Wastwater Canoeing

  • A family enjoying a Canadian canoe session on Windermere from Low Wray camp © Quest 4 Adventure

    North and South Lake Loops

    Paddling on Wastwater is dramatic and gives a very special perspective on the surrounding landscape. Not only is it the country's deepest lake but it also lies at the foot of the country's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

    For parking and route information click here

Valley walking and mountain views

  • Wasdale towards Great Gable - voted Britain’s favourite view © John Malley

    Tour of Wasdale Head

    Surrounded by England's highest peaks, Wasdale has an amazing range of mountain walking. However the valley paths deliver just as much drama. This route incorporates valleys, intimate river banks, treads ancient packhorse tracks and grabs views of secret waterfalls. The walk can be cut short or extended at a number of points making it family friendly. For maps and further details click here

Myth busting biking

  • Negotiating a rocky path in Wasdale, Cumbria © NTPL/Paul Harris

    Wasdale & Hollow Moor

    Nether Wasdale with its two pubs and car parking makes the ideal start point allowing a pleasant warm up around the lanes to WastWater before the outstanding descent from Hollow Moor. As you work round the route don't forget to take in the views, for not only do you get a twist on the classic view towards Scafell Pike, you also get a mighty seascape out across the Irish Sea. For maps and further information click here.