Important notice -

Wasdale Campsite will be closed from 6 Jan - 25 March for refurbishment. During this time there will be no provision for campervans in the valley. Full details below. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Towering mountains and the deepest lake in England


Things to see and do


Our work

Rangers start work on rebuilding the summit cairn on Scafell Pike, England's highest war memorial

Scafell Pike - restoring the summit cairn 

Earlier this year, a team of 7 Rangers rebuilt the summit cairn on Scafell Pike, camping out on the mountain to restore England's highest war memorial

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

We're building new public toilets in Wasdale 

Wasdale is where you'll find England’s highest mountain, its deepest lake and a beautiful, natural environment. Over a quarter of a million people visit this remote valley in the west of the Lake District National Park - now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. That's why we're building new toilets at Wasdale Head and Lake Head.


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 Mussels which live there.


Places to stay

Places to stay in Wasdale