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Wast Water, Wasdale Head

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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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  • I'll second that view, I have been visiting and camping in Wasdale for 66 years, way before the campsite was there and tourists even knew it existed, my father and his friends used to rent a field... 
    I'll second that view, I have been visiting and camping in Wasdale for 66 years, way before the campsite was there and tourists even knew it existed, my father and his friends used to rent a field...  more »
  • Whenever we are anywhere near here we always come to soak up the impressive views and enjoy the shoreline drive. On this occasion we had been up at the smaller Ennerdale Water and we drove the... 
    Whenever we are anywhere near here we always come to soak up the impressive views and enjoy the shoreline drive. On this occasion we had been up at the smaller Ennerdale Water and we drove the...  more »
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  • Fab walk down one side of the lake
  • A must visit in the area!

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