Welcome to Roan Wood Cottage. Comfortably sleeping four in two bedrooms, with open plan living areas and set in some of the most majestic scenery you could imagine, there really is no better place to get away from it all. With views towards the famous Wasdale screes and just a stones throw to the lake (Wastwater), you have all the opportunities for adventure you could wish for. Whether that be water based such as canoeing or swimming, on two legs climbing some of the highest peaks in England or on two wheels exploring the off road trails or some of the most challenging hill climbs you could imagine. For those who like it at a slower pace then there are lakeside strolls, gentler fell walks and you could always just dip your feet and have a paddle. Whatever floats your boat you certainly can't escape the peace and tranquility on offer.
Wasdale is one of the most unspoiled and timeless places in the Lake District. It is a valley of extremes however, Scafell Pike is England's highest mountain, Wastwater is England's deepest lake, St Olaf's is England's smallest church whilst the World's Biggest Liar Competition is held at The Bridge Inn at Santon Bridge, you couldn't make it up, or could you! The cottage sits at the foot of Middle Fell and Buckbarrow, both small fells with rewarding views over the Scafells and out to the coast. Nether Wasdale, a lovely little village with two pubs, one even boasting its own micro brewery and is just a gentle stroll from the cottage. At the head of the valley is home to the Lake District's giants, the Scafells, while Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Yewbarrow all offer exhilarating walking.
There is plenty to keep you entertained in Wasdale but if you wish to explore further afield the nearby valley of Eskdale is home to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, locally known as the La'al Ratty, a magical narrow gauge steam railway making the seven mile journey from Ravenglass on the coast to Boot nestled in Eskdale's picturesque fells. Why not spend the day at nearby Muncaster Castle? It's a historic (and, legend has it, haunted) gem set in stunning grounds with lots of events going on for visitors throughout the year. For the foodies among you the western Lake District also boasts some fantastic eateries and excellent local real ales. Alternatively stay put in the valley and enjoy the peace, beauty and drama of your glorious surroundings.