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Wast Water, Wasdale Head

#12 of 64 in Nature in Cumbria
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Wast Water or Wastwater () is a lake located in Wasdale, a valley in the western part of the Lake District National Park, England. The lake is almost 3 miles (4.8 km) long and more than one-third mile (500 m) wide. It is a glacial lake, formed in a glacially 'over-deepened' valley. It is the deepest lake in England at 258 feet (79 m). The surface of the lake is about 200 feet (60 m) above sea level, while its bottom is over 50 feet (15 m) below sea level. It is owned by the National Trust.
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  • This place is pure heaven the views are fantastic the freedom to roam the open countryside what more could you want.have been here many times and I still can't get over the beauty of Wast water. It...  more »
  • The drive up Wasdale is beautiful with the lake and mountains bringing majesty. We were very lucky as the lake was very calm and the sun was shining. The reflections on the water made beautiful...  more »
  • Good old England. Let's hope our European neighbours keep coming and we need to be more m/home friendly instead of control/restriction and welcoming
  • Not the easiest of the lakes to get to but that stops it getting to busy. One of the more dramatic scenes. Always breath taking.
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