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Pictures of Wast Water

a Beauty Spot in the town of Wasdale Head, in the county of Cumbria

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About Wast Water

Wast Water is the deepest lake in England at 280 feet deep. The awesome peaks of Sca Fell and Great Gable tower over the wild, lonely Wast Water which lies deep in a valley surrounded by a mixture of trees including Scots Pines, whose leaves and needles make a colourful autumn carpet for walkers.

This is an isolated area of spectacular beauty which has an eyrie enchantment. Wast Water is fed by tributaries from the Black Sail and Sty Head Passes, the lake is drained from its southern regions by the River Irt, which joins with the sea at Ravenglass.

There is a grandeur here which almost defies belief. Wasdale Head to the north of the area is a popular climbing centre. This is famous for a pack-horse bridge, found at the rear of the Wasdale Head Inn, which was much used by the smugglers of the area in times gone by, particularly across the Burnmoor Pass route which is now used by visiting climbers. Wasdale Head is also popular for those wishing to scale Scafell Pike.

The Wasdale Lady in the Lake, Margaret Hogg, was murdered and disposed of in the lake. After 8 years her body was found and it had been amazingly preserved like wax due to the lack of oxygen in the water

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