Wastwater - Wild Camping

The Lake District

Wastwater sits on the western side of the Lake District. It’s wild and remote one road in the same one out. Mobile phone signal non-here! (O2 anyway.)

There is a hotel, bar a National Trust camp site and car park at the end of the road. If you fancy a stroll up Scafell Pike then this is your starting point.

Wastwater Wild Camping Sprinter Van

The VanWastwater Wild Camping. The Lake District

We had a very cold night but well worth it. The wind was blowing bitterly cold air down from the mountain, rocking the van from side to side. That’s one of the points when living in your van you get to hear and feel the weather around you!

Wastwater Wild Camping. The Lake District

Looking east from our spot.

Wastwater Wild Camping. The Lake District

Scafell Pike poking up from behind.

Wastwater Wild Camping. The Lake District

Gentle sounds of running water from the small waterfall next to us.

Wastwater Wild Camping. The Lake District

The sun shone for us covering the hills in this amazing light. As night fell the weather changed to heavy wind and rain. From the warmth of our van we could see the walkers lights slowly coming down from the slopes of Scafell Pike. I could also see the dim lights of what could be people camping near to the summit of Scafell Pike!

A short video of the morning light and rain, giving Wast Water a totally different look and feel from yesterdays sunlight!

I do enjoy experiencing the contrast of the same location from different weathers and seasons.

Date: May 2016

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