The Underwater Gnome Garden At Wastwater

Last update: March 15, 2024 in Wild Numbers
The Underwater Gnome Garden At Wastwater

Wastwater is a lake situated in the Wasdale Valley, Cumbria. It is the deepest lake in England at a remarkable 79 m (258 ft). Surrounded by some of the highest mountains in England, including Scafell Pike, Great Gable and Lingmell, Wastwater is a beautiful example of a glacially 'over-deepened' valley. 

Curious divers have even been rumored to explore an underwater gnome garden with picket fence that has been placed in the lake – but beware, this is thought to be below the legal diving limit.

Wastwater is located in the Lake District National Park that encompasses an awe-inspiring combination of lakes, mountains, farmland and important wildlife habitats. 

The Park is popular for many outdoor activities such as: hiking, climbing, cycling, water activities (fishing, boating and canoeing).

As with all other National Parks in England, there are no restrictions on entry to or movement within the park along public routes.