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Explore the Lake District


About Wastwater

The deepest of all the lakes, Wastwater (or Wast Water) is the perfect destination for those seeking the Lake District’s most awe-inspiring vistas, or just some much needed rest and relaxation. Located in the Lakes’ western reaches, the area around Wastwater offers a wonderfully untamed experience where the lake’s waters are bordered by expansive mountainous regions, including Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain.

Holiday cottages in Wastwater are perfect for those seeking the Lake District’s more remote charms. Artists, poets and explorers have for years been entranced by the unfettered glory of the wild natural landscape, but that’s not to say that there aren’t more civilised pursuits available. Small villages around the lake offer pubs and more wonderful scenery, and the Eskdale steam railway takes you to the seaside village of Ravenglass, where you can explore Roman history and admire some truly enchanting views of the western coast.

Inspire: Wastwater Holiday Articles

The Lakes and Cumbria’s Loveliest Locations

Make some memories where majestic mountains meet shimmering lakes. The South and Central Lakes are an ideal base to explore the National Park and beyond. Cumbria Tourism offer their expert insight on some of the best and most beautiful Lake District locations to visit.

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Exploring the Lakes - Day 1

We set off from Kirkby Lonsdale in South Lakeland early in the morning. The small market town is just a short distance to the glorious green landscapes of the Lakes, and it’s not long before we encounter one of the region’s most notable features…

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As Seen on the Big Screen

The Lake District has played host to a number of big screen productions, from fantasy and family films to classic comedies and chillers. Take a look at our Lakes’ film location guide to follow in their footsteps.

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