Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Not all National Trust properties are open yet, and those that are require pre-booking via their website, no later than 15:00 on the day prior to visit.

If you, or any of your party have a new persistant cough, or develop a fever of 38C, we would instead advise you to use the NHS's dedicated website for professional advice.


Wasdale is a remote farming hamlet surrounded by spectacular fells and dramatic wilderness. The fells have been an inspiration for mountaineers, climbers and poets for decades and remain a magnificent setting for an adventure to suit everyone.
Take your dog for a walk in Low Wood with 'Britain’s Favourite View' or jump on a mountain bike to discover the local bridleways. Alternatively, simply enjoy a relaxing picnic on the shores of Wastwater, England’s deepest lake, surrounded by the breathtaking and humbling scenery. After your adventure, a night at the Wasdale campsite on a clear starry night is a truly memorable experience.
For those seeking a mountain adventure, the options are almost endless, from a short scenic walk up some of the lower fells such as Middle Fell with its panoramic view of the Scafell massif to walking up England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike. A walk that helps you discover the quieter side of the Western fells is to Greendale; it has a hidden mountain tarn for a refreshing swim! For the even more adventurous there is a wealth of scrambling and rock climbing activities with some of the hardest rock climbs in the UK.

  • Currently: Light rain, 2° C
  • Sunday: Sunny intervals, 2° C
  • Monday: Medium-level cloud, 4° C