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Wast Water

Wast Water, Seascale, UK

Lake/ River/ Ponds

About Wast Water

Wastwater is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all the lakes. Surrounded by mountains, Red Pike, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, and Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain.  The view takes in the lake with the mountains of Yewbarrow, Great Gable, and Lingmell behind. It forms the basis for the National Park's logo. Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, lies at the top of Lingmell.



Attractions near Wast Water

Sca Fell4.99km from Wast Water

Sca Fell is a majestic mountain in the English Lake District. Its height of 964 metres makes it the second-highest mountain in England after its neighbour Scafell Pike, from which it is separated by Mickledore col.  One of the nice trekking destination and also you can spend some nice time here by enjoying the beauty of this place and the views from here are truly breath taking.

Scafell Pike5.35km from Wast Water

Scafell Pike is England's highest mountain and war memorial, cared for by the National Trust as a result of a gift after the war.  Consequently, it is very popular with charity events like the Three Peaks Challenge. If you are not on an event you might want to choose another route. Even small variations like going via Mickledore from Brackenclose make quite a difference to the 'feel' of the walk.

Great Gable6.42km from Wast Water

Great Gable is one of the most distinctive fells in the Lake District, clearly visible and easily identified from all over the National Park.  One of the unique locations for walkers, scramblers, and climbers alike. It provides a challenging alternative to the walk to the summit, completing a circuit of the fell’s precipitous slopes using trails that used to be the domain solely of hardened climbers.

Hardknott Roman Fort7.16km from Wast Water

The fort at Hardknott has established early in the second century AD: a fragmentary inscription, dating from the reign of the Emperor Hadrian, from the south gate records the garrison as the Fourth Cohort of Dalmatians, from the Balkans. One of the highest Roman forts in Britain is set amid dramatic scenery on a notoriously difficult road.

Haystacks7.79km from Wast Water

This modest mountain occupies an important position at the head of the Buttermere valley and is surrounded by a diverse and interesting range of peaks.  Its large, undulating summit, containing many hidden recesses, is interesting and contains a number of attractive rock formations and tarns. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend a nice time there.

Hardknott Pass8.05km from Wast Water

Hardknott Pass is known as one of Britain's most challenging roads. This single-track road right through the middle of the Lake District National Park, in the region of Cumbria, England, it’s a heart-stopping series of sharp and narrow hairpin bends. It’s said to be the steepest road in England with a gradient of 1 in 3. The pass is often closed in winter due to ice that makes the route impassable for vehicles​​​​​​​.

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The largest and most widespread industry in Cumbria is tourism. The Lake District National Park alone receives some 15.8 million visitors every year.World-famous for its beautiful lakes and mountainous fells, carved out long ago by glaciers, the Lake District today is a playground for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.