Wast Water, one of the least visited and least developed of the Cumbrian lakes. It’s a natural lake so at the foot of the steep scree the sides of the glacial U valley slope gently in to the lake. Wasdale Head seems to be known mostly as the start of one of the routes to the summit of Scafell Pikes.
The valley divides above Wast Water; Mosedale is a wide and wild glacial valley leading up to Windy Gap, Green Gable and the route down to Borrowdale. “Bleak and barren” also comes to mind, even the stone sheep pens are now derelict. Mosedale Beck feeds the waterfall known as Ritson’s Force, named after a legendary landlord of the Wasdale Head Inn.