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Britain's Favourite View - Wastwater in Egland's Lake District

This view of Wastwater in the Lake District was voted Britain's Favourite View in a national television poll conducted by ITV. Sally Whittaker, the Coronation Street Actor, championed the whole of the Lake District but selected this particular view as her favourite.


Britain's Favourite View - Wastwater in Egland's Lake District - Outline

This my be "Britain's Favourite View", but even on a lovely Autumn day, there are not the coach loads of visitors you might expect. The majesty of the scenery dominates, the proportions are perfect, and peace and tranquility are readily found.
Even in bad weather this is a magical place to be, where you can simply soak up the atmosphere. Click here for a picture of Wastwater Screes under dark brooding clouds.


At the head of the valley, Great Gable is the central feature. Click here for a photograph taken from Great Gable summit, looking down on Wastwater and Wasdale.

Alfred Wainwright, in his Guide to the Southern Fells, says "The rugged heights of the Southern Fells are set off to perfection by the lovely valleys leading into them, and much of the pleasure of mountain days spent in this region is contributed by the delightful approaches...... Wasdale is primitive and unspoiled, an emerald amongst sombre hills."


Wastwater with Yewbarrow, Great Gable and the Scafells with Wastwater Screes on the right.

If you think that this is the only, or even the best, view in the Lake District, then think again! The Wasdale view is great because you can see it from your car - without any climbing - but there are many other favourite views in the Lake District, especially from the mountain passes. Ultimately, however, the finest views are only available further up into the mountains. Photographs or even BBC films are NOTHING compared to the real experience of fell walkers, who regularly stay at the Bridge House Hotel in Grasmere.

Below are some recent photographs taken from high up in the Lake District mountains. Sprinkling Tarn and Great Gable, Sty Head Tarn & Great End, Mickledore from Bowfell - these are views to rank amongst the very best in the world! 

                 Great Gable with Sprinkling Tarn, Lake District, England        Sty Head Tarn and Great End, Lake District, England        Mickledore and the Scafells from Bowfell, Lake District, England

If you would like to see more photographs of the Lake District visit our Gallery pages. If you would like to really see Britain's Favourite View, and more of England's most spectacular and inspirational landscapes, visit the Lake District, visit Bridge House Hotel in Grasmere.

And finally... here's one of Buttermere on a fine April morning



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