Isle of Man from Great Gable on a clear winter's day

Towering mountains and the deepest lake in England


Things to see and do

Scafell Pike and Wastwater in Winter with snow

Wasdale in winter 

Winter is a fantastic time to visit Wasdale. You won’t find any crowds, shops or glittering lights here; what you will find is tranquillity, lots of walks and sparkling stars on a clear night.

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.

Daffodils at Wasdale Campsite

Wasdale Campsite 

Wasdale Campsite nestles under the Scafell mountain range and is a paradise for those seeking adventure.

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.