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:
· 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.