Wasdale in summer

View of Wastwater on the way down

The sight of Wast Water shimmering in the summer sunshine against the backdrop of the high western fells is something to savour, but don't pause for too long as you enter the valley, there's adventure to be had.

There are excellent walks up on to the high fells around Wasdale which include Great Gable, Pillar, Yewbarrow and England's highest mountain Scafell Pike.

England's deepest lake, Wast Water, offers plenty of shoreline spots for a lazy picnic and a cooling paddle when the summer sun arrives. Canoeing or kayaking is also a great way to spend a summer day on Wast Water.

But don't just visit for the day, bring your tent or campervan and stay at Wasdale Campsite for a few nights, or opt for one of the seven pods or two Nordic tipis at the site. We guarantee you'll be wowed by the views every morning when you wake up and prepare for another day of adventure in one of the most awe-inspiring locations in the Lake District.