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Lake District


Towering mountains and the deepest lake in England

Lake Head car park, near Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1EX

A group of fell walkers on a summer hike at Wasdale Head, Cumbria

Planning your visit

Walkers stopping for a photograph above Hollow Stones on Scafell Pike in Wasdale, Cumbria

Climbing Scafell Pike 

Find out more about how to prepare for climbing Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain peak, and follow safety procedures.

Family preparing for a day out on the trails in the Lake District with children getting their wellies on while sitting in the open boot of the car.

Car parks in Wasdale 

There are 3 National Trust car parks in Wasdale. Find out parking costs and how to find each of the car parks.

Mother and son walk together with their towards the camera. They are walking along the river in Wasdale with Great Gable behind them.

Wasdale Shuttlebus 

Help us look after the Wasdale Valley and skip the search for parking by taking the FREE Wasdale shuttle bus. Running every weekend and bank holiday from 25 May to 15 September 2024, the bus will leave from Ravenglass station for connections with trains on the Cumbrian Coast line three times a day. New this year, it will also stop at Muncaster Castle. Find out more including route and timetables.

A Border Collie sheepdog surveying the view in Wastwater, Cumbria

Visiting Wasdale with your dog 

Wasdale is a one pawprint rated place. Find out all you need to know about bringing your furry side-kick on an adventure around the lake shore, in the valleys and up the fells.

A woman smelling the leaves of a tree on a forest bathing session

Upcoming events in Wasdale 

Find out what events we have coming up in Wasdale

A young child and her mother bending down to look at flowers in the Sunken Garden in May at Castle Ward, County Down, Northern Ireland


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