Important notice -

Our countryside space is open. We ask all visitors to follow government guidance to keep everyone safe

Towering mountains and the deepest lake in England


Things to see and do

Visiting this beautiful valley

Lake view

Swimming in the Lake District  

Swimming in lakes, rivers and tarns is a popular activity in the Lake District, but it is important to be aware of the risks involved before entering the water. Lakes and tarns can be deep and the water will still be cold, even on warm days. Before you set off, read the Lake District National Park's guide to swimming to make sure you have the right skills and equipment to stay safe in the water.

Scafell Pike gets very busy - you could try an alternative route?

View of Scafell Pike

Climbing Scafell Pike - Planning and preparation 

We want your adventure on Scafell Pike to be remembered for all the right reasons. Here you will find some advice about preparing and planning your trip.


Our work


Get involved

Volunteers repairing a Wasdale path

Ways to help Wasdale 

The National Trust has been looking after special places in the Lake District for nearly 125 years. There are lots of ways you can help.


Places to stay

Places to stay in Wasdale