Things to see and do

Wasdale Head from the foot of Kirk Fell. Ancient stone walls enclose the fields in the foreground. A contrail streaks across the sky.

Wasdale summer shuttle bus 

Starting Saturday the 28th of May, the Lake District National Park is offering a free shuttle bus into Wasdale from Ravenglass and Gosforth. Leave the car behind so you can make the best of your journey while looking after the landscape and lowering your carbon footprint. Click above for more information.

A father and son peer at what they've captured in their bucket after exploring a rockpool

Top 50 things to do in summer 

Check out these ideas for a blast of family fun during the summer from our '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' activities.

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


Our work

The newly restored summit cairn, Scafell Pike, the Lake District

Scafell Pike - Restoring the summit cairn 

Our Rangers and volunteers camped out on the summit of Scafell Pike to rebuild the summit cairn - England's highest war memorial.


Places to stay

Places to stay in Wasdale


Bowderdale (sleeps 6)

This charming, early 19th century, semi-detached cottage is on a working fell side farm with breathtaking views of Wastwater and Wasdale screes. It is ideal for active families with England’s deepest lake and highest mountain on the doorstep.