Wastwater from, Wasdale


Route:  Wastwater from Nether Wasdale

Area: Western Lake District 

Date of walk: 4th May 2017

Walkers: Andrew 

Distance:  7.1 miles

Weather:  Sunny

I parked in the attractive little village of Nether Wasdale ‘Copeland’s best kept small village’, and walked out of the village heading east along the road, crossing Cinderdale Bridge and Forest Bridge before turning off to follow the track to Easthwaite

After passing through the farm I arrived at the foot of Wastwater, a wonderful place. In order to cross the River Irt I retraced my steps and crossed Lund Bridge to enter Low Wood, where the bluebells were showing well. A beautiful path skirts around the wood and then hugs the shore of Wastwater. The views along the lake are of classical beauty, which is why I recommend that the walk is followed in an anti-clockwise direction – in order to keep the views in front of you as you progress 

After passing by Wasdale Hall I arrived at the lakeshore road. The road section lasts until Buckbarrow is reached but is not a chore as it’s a quiet road and the scenery is outstanding all the way

The return leg took me back through the fields to Nether Wasdale to end a superb low level walk

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