Wasdale Campsite

Towering mountains and the deepest lake in England


Things to see and do

Wastwater, with reflections from Middle Fell

Greendale and Middle Fell walk 

Discover the quieter side of the Western Fells, with a hidden mountain tarn and superb views over the Wasdale screes and Fells.

Yewbarrow from Pillar

Pillar trail from Wasdale Head 

Few places in the Lake District have views to compete with those on offer from the summit of Pillar. This classic route is not to be overlooked on a visit to Wasdale.

Views of Scafell Pike

Places to stay in the Western Valleys 

Avoid the Lake District crowds with a stay in the spectacular and beautiful western valleys.

Walkers at Wasdale, Cumbria, with the vast expanse of Wastwater in the distance

What's on 

There are ample opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors in Wasdale. We also have a range of Working Holidays and countryside management work where volunteers are very welcome to give us a helping hand.


Our work

Volunteers repairing a Wasdale path

Caring for our paths  

Planning on walking in Wasdale? Find out some amazing facts about maintaining the paths.

The valley includes a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest and the lake itself is a Special Area of Conservation

The Visitor Management Project 

Hundreds of thousands of people enjoy visiting Wasdale every year. Through our Visitor Management Project we aim to develop excellent facilities, provide clear and engaging visitor information and ensure this landscape will remain special long into the future.


Get involved

Group of volunteers by the river bank

Wasdale Volunteer Ranger - River Irt 

Make new friends, learn about the River Irt, its ecology and habitats and the endangered Fresh Water Pearl Mussels which live there.