Wasdale Head
St. Bees, Central Lakes

Details for Wasdale Head

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Wasdale Head is located in Wasedale one of the English Lake District's finest dales and is a mountaineers paradise and also a mecca for scuba divers. It is a very tranquil and relaxing location surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Wasdale Head is the home of UK rock climbing and surrounded by England’s tallest mountains- Scafell Pike. If you are an experienced mountaineer you'll love it here as there are lots of challenging ascents to try, but if not, there are many easier walks in the area.

Other points of interest for Wasdale are England’s smallest Church and deepest lake, Wast Water, which has impressive scree slopes. The only type of craft allowed on the lake are canoes and they must to be licensed. The lake is popular with divers because it is very deep. On the West side of the Valley on the coast is Drigg Beach. This is a very long beach with many miles of sands and dunes, it is also of interest to scientists. Travelling north from Wasdale you will find St Bees this is a seaside resort which has lovely sandy beaches. The tidal sea hides the rock pools at the foot of the headland and then reveals the magic as ebbs and flows.

Close by are some other interesting places to visit which includes, Eskdale to the south, Ennerdale to the north, Horse Riding/Trekking on Cold Fell near Ennerdale Bridge, Ravenglass to Eskdale Valley Miniature Railway, Muncaster Castle, Sellafield Visitor Centre,