Visit and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Wasdale,Cumbria. Wastwater is the deepest English lake, reaching nearly 260 ft in places, and is also the most rugged and spectacular in setting. It is about 3 miles long, but narrow. The Screes, a forbidding wall of rubble, line the steep drop along most of its south-east side. Motorists can reach the lake only from the West, and can follow the north-west side as far as a parking place in Wasdale (or Wastdale), the nearest point accessible by car to the majestic Sca Fell peaks which, at over 3,000 ft, wall in the Sty Head Pass against Great Gable on the North. The pass winds at 1,600 ft like a rock ladder between the eastern ramparts of Wasdale. South East is Esk Hause, the great crossroads for climbers from Wasdale, from Borrowdale, from Eskdale and from Langdale. Motorists should follow at least part of the lakeside road on foot fully to appreciate the stern beauty of the scenery. The north-west wall of the valley begins with smaller hills but mounts to Yewbarrow and Kirk Fell, both over 2,000 ft, before Great Gable.
Wasdale Head is a hamlet where many climbers stay; some of the graves in its churchyard are those of climbers who have died in the fells.
Nearby towns: Ambleside, Egremont, Eskdale, Whitehaven
Nearby villages: Arlecdon, Beckermet, Beckfoot, Boot, Borrowdale, Braystones, Buttermere, Calder Bridge, Cleator, Cleator Moor, Coniston, Corney, Drigg, Duddon Valley, Frizington, Grange, Kirkland, Nethertown, Parkside, Ravenglass, Rosthwaite, Rowrah, Santon, Santon Bridge, Seascale, Seathwaite, Sellafield, St Bees, Ulpha, Waberthwaite, Wilton, Winder
Have you decided to visit or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a bed and breakfast (a B&B or b and b)
- a guesthouse
- a hotel (or motel)
- a self-catering establishment, or
- other accommodation