This post is part of a series about the Lake District, Cumbria, England. Part 1 can be found here.
Ah Lake district, a wonderful region that has so much to offer for hikers, tourists, solo-travelers or just people seeking a little bit of adventure like ourselves :-) …. After spending a few hours hiking on top of Loughrigg Fell, we decided it was time for a little road trip towards a very famous and wonderful location : Wasdale !
Wasdale is located in the Western part of the Lake District, and is often considered, and rightly so, as “one of the most beautiful places in Great Britain”. Driving there can be challenging (if you are not used to it) as you have to drive most of the time on narrow and windy single-track roads. Thankfully, I was the passenger, so I could enjoy fully what the countryside has to offer, lucky me :-) I shot a lot of pictures from the side window, as the weather was fabulous.
After 45 minutes of driving, a gorgeous valley surrounded by spectacular fells and dramatic wilderness opened up to our eyes. When we saw the lake and the surrounding mountains, we couldn’t help ourselves and thought about our road trip in Iceland. It looked like the Icelandic fjords ! How lovely !
We parked the car and walked a bit near Wastwater, the deepest lake in England. The views were gorgeous but the wind was also very strong and cold compared to the day before.
I had a closer look at the spiky bushes with the pretty yellow flowers you can see in the pictures below. I’ve seen so many of these on our way to Wasdale ! It was so pretty, I took some pictures, not really knowing what it was. I googled later “yellow spiky bush” and it seems that it is called the common Gorse and they say it’s usually flowering nearly all year round in the Lake District !
The wind was so cold that we decided to seek refuge in the only pub around, Ritson’s bar. Nearby, there was a very iconic river with a cute bridge.
The remote location and the gorgeous scenery is really a feast for your eyes. I really recommend the detour ! :-)