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Towering mountains and the deepest lake in England

Wasdale is a remote farming hamlet surrounded by spectacular fells and dramatic wilderness. The fells have been an inspiration for mountaineers, climbers and poets for decades and remain a magnificent setting for an adventure to suit everyone.

Take your dog for a walk in Low Wood with 'Britain’s Favourite view' or jump on a mountain bike to discover the local bridleways. Alternatively, simply enjoy a relaxing picnic on the shores of Wastwater, England’s deepest lake, surrounded by the breathtaking and humbling scenery. After your adventure, a night at the Wasdale campsite on a clear starry night is a truly memorable experience.

For those seeking a mountain adventure, the options are almost endless, from a short scenic walk up some of the lower fells such as Middle fell with its panoramic view of the Scafell massif to walking up England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike. A walk that helps you discover the quieter side of the Western fells is to Greendale; it has a hidden mountain tarn for a refreshing swim! For the even more adventurous there is a wealth of scrambling and rock climbing activities with some of the hardness rock climbs in the UK.

Tick off more of the 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ : build a den in our woods, skim a stone on Wastwater, or camp out in the wild!

Snow-capped Great Gable and Wastwater

Check out our Things to see & do page and plan your adventure.

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