After a mild winter, the now growing in popularity of the Western Lake District, is anticipating a great start to the 2019 season.
Walking and travelling around the Wasdale and Eskdale Valley’s this winter and there has been a significant amount of tourists. All who live and work in this area of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lake District, know how beautiful it is but all too often people get as far west as Coniston.
The delights of the Western Lake District are those that make visitors return year on year. The magic of the miles of coastline whilst still be able to view some of the highest Lake District fells, the sunrises and especially the sunsets, still being able to experience peace and tranquillity. Although, as mentioned above, the area is getting busier, it still has plenty of open, fresh space.
The Wasdale Valley is home to the deepest body of water in the Lake District, Wastwater. Mysterious at the same time, only used by divers, canoeists and stand up paddle borders, The Screes bolsters one side creating the iconic view.
Down to Wasdale Head on one of the most scenic roads in the Lake District and the start of a choice of proper fell walks. Never dismiss the challenge of Yewbarrow and Kirk Fell but the majority of walkers of course want to tackle England’s highest fell, Scafell Pike.
But the area has so much for those who don’t want to focus on adventure. With attractions such as the La’al Ratty train to beaches and a huge choice of places to eat and drink.
When it comes to where to stay, the Wasdale Valley doesn’t have the 4 star hotels of Keswick but what it does have are some of the best self catering properties and inns. The perfect combination of both can be found in the heart of Nether Wasdale at Low Wood Hall & Lodge. Low Wood Lodge is a self catering property sleeping up to 14 people but with the added benefits of having 6 en-suite bedrooms and Low Wood Hall, their B&B directly next door which is also a resident only bar and restaurant serving food and drinks daily.
If you’ve not been before, then try a short break or holiday in the western lakes. If you’ve stayed before, there’s no doubt you will return.