Wasdale in the Lake District
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Wasdale in the Lake District

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Wasdale is a valley located on the West side of the Lake District in England. It is occupied by Wastwater the deepest lake in England and is flanked by to the South by Scafell the highest mountain in England.

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A: Hardknott Pass Fort

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B: Hardknott Pass

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E: Runner

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F: Baysbrown Farm Campsite

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G: Irenes View, Derwent Water, Cumbria

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H: View from Cat Bells

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J: Tarn Hows 2 Coniston Cumbria England Uk

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