Lake District memories - Around Wastwater.

Britains Greatest View-hardly.
Britains Greatest View-hardly. | Source

Lakeland giants around Wastwater.

Britan’s favourite view?

Looking at this picture you wouldn’t believe that this picture was voted Britain’s favourite view in a poll a couple of years ago, but take a look at the picture below and you’ll see that when the weather had improved slightly the potential is there.





A rainy day in Wastwater
A rainy day in Wastwater | Source

What a difference a day and a bit of sunshine can make, I’m sure you’ll agree that the wait and the effort was worth it. Wastwater, England’s deepest lake can be seen in all it’s glory and those Lakeland giants Yewbarrow, Kirk, Great Gable and Lingmell dominate with the lower slopes of the Scafell massif creeping in on the right hand side. Of the views nominated I would have to agree that this was the best



What a difference a day makes.

My version of the photgraph that was voted the best view in Britain.
My version of the photgraph that was voted the best view in Britain. | Source

Of the views nominated I would have to agree that this was the best, but this is one my favourite picture, which was taken many years ago from the slopes of Scafell Pike after a blizzard the night before and shows the mountains in a totally different light.

Taken from the Scafell massif that little white blob in the middle of the picture is the Wasdale Inn putting the height of the mountains into pesrspective. Yewbarrow, Kirk, Great Gable, Green Gable and Lingmell are visible.




Wasdale head in all its glory.

Great Gable in all its glory.
Great Gable in all its glory. | Source

Wastwater views

It was getting late by time I got off the mountain which made for some spectacular pictures.

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What do you think is Britain's geatest View?

It's subjective of course, but why not let me know what Britain's best view is in your opinion.

All the best Mark

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CyclingFitness 4 years ago from Nottingham UK

Having recently driven around the side of Wast Water and climbing Scafell Pike I have to admit that it's a good view and fantastic place, but i've seen better myself. I'd certainly rank looking down from Ben Nevis onto the Lochs and Fort William higher on a clear day.

It is a fantastic image though (no denying it), and you're photos mainly look great- especially great gable in the snow.

I'm always perplexed when something is named as 'Britain's Best..' In this case who exactly in Britain has chosen this? I know I wasn't asked!


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markfo 4 years ago from Middlesex, England Author

Cheers CF.

I agree that some of the views in the Highlands are stunning, especially around Fort William and I would recommend that everyone should go on the Ft William - Mallaig steam train at least once in their life.

The beauty of the lake district is there is so much beauty in such a small area. It was voted the winner in an ITV series back in 2009 following a nationwide vote.

I've seen so many stunning views on my walks and each one is special in it's own right, but of the 12 that ITV chose, I thought the Wastwaster one was the best, although I'm not sure that it's even the best view in the Lake district.

All the best Mark.

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