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Wasdale campsite nestles under the Scafell mountain range at the head of beautiful Wastwater, the deepest lake in England, with its distinctive Nordic character and the pyramidal peak of Great Gable reflected in its waters.
This stunning place is attractive for its remoteness and utter peace. The dramatic landscape will inspire the most adventurous outdoor enthusiast. England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, is within striking distance from Wasdale Campsite as are many other high fell walking routes.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Large (51-200 pitches)
- Coach stations
Grasmere Coach Stop
— 9.6 miles
9.6 miles Thirlmere Coach Stop — 10.4 miles
10.4 miles Keswick: Bus Station — 10.5 miles
- Train stations
Drigg Rail Station
— 9.7 miles
9.7 miles Ravenglass Rail Station — 9.8 miles
9.8 miles Seascale Rail Station — 10.4 miles
- Ferry ports
High Brandelhow Ferry Landing
— 8.1 miles
8.1 miles Lodore Falls Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 8.2 miles
8.2 miles Low Brandelhow Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 8.6 miles
Newcastle International Airport
— 73.4 miles
Wasdale Head is reached from the main A595. From the South, turn right at Holmrook for Santon Bridge and follow signs up to Wasdale Head. From the north, turn left at Gosforth.
If you have plenty of time and fancy a challenge, why not leave your car at Great Langdale Campsite and enjoy a spectacular day's hike over to Wasdale and stay the night before returning the next day? Visit LDNP or Wasdale Mountain Rescue Safety Page for mountain safety advice.
There is a four mile mountain walk from Irton and Dalegarth stations on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. Visit www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk for more details (NB - greatly reduced timetable in winter).
The renowned Wasdale Head Inn is a short walk away for those who prefer pub grub to camp food! There are also some great family attractions a short driving distance away such as La'al Ratty, Muncaster Castle, The Beacon and Rum Story at Whitehaven.
In the summer, the sandy beaches at Silecroft, Millom and Drigg will allow you to replenish your energy after a hard day on the fells. Nearby St Bees offers a beach and a bird sanctuary.
- Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum (9.6 miles)
- Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (9.7 miles)
- Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre (10.0 miles)
- Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon (4.8 miles)
- Grasmere and Great Langdale (9.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.