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    Park up at the lay-bys

    by Durfun Updated Apr 16, 2006

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    Once you pass Pooley Bridge, keep alert & on the lookout for lay-bys where you can slip your car in to enjoy the views.

    There is a waterfall (Aira Force) on the right, further up. If you look in your Guidebook, you can track yourself, that way you can park up in the right lay-by.

    Though the Aira-Force site has a car park, it is usually jam-packed, & reversing/getting out can be a absolute nightmare.

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    Wastwater -- England's Deepest Lake

    by into-thin-air Written Dec 30, 2003

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    The deepest lake in England is Wastwater, set on the western side of the Lake District National Park and quite difficult to get to because of the distance from the M6 Motorway ( approximately 50 miles either coming from the north. south or east !! )
    Never-the-less for those who put in the effort to get there will be rewarded with some of the Best views in the entire Lake District and also will have the advantage of getting away from the more popular and therefor crowded tourist stops of Keswick and Windermere.

    Wastwater and Great Gable
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    • National/State Park
    • Mountain Climbing

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    England' s Smallest Church

    by into-thin-air Written Dec 30, 2003

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    The church at Wasdale Head, Saint Olafs is arguably the Smallest church in England ( depending on how you measure size !!, -- ( floor area, cubic volume or seating capacity ??? )
    Said to be built using timber from a Viking Long-Boat and set in the Beautiful location of Wasdale Head, under England's Highest Mountain and next to England's Deepest lake, Wastwater and don't forget the home of the World's Biggest Liar ( a competition held annually in a local pub !! )
    The inscription on the simple stained glass window inside the church reads " Lift up thine eyes "
    I couldn't put in Better !!!

    Saint Olafs, Wasdale Head
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Religious Travel

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