Wast Water (pronounced ‘Wost’ Water) is the deepest of all the lakes. It’s 3 miles long, almost ½ mile wide and 260 feet deep.
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Wast Water is surrounded by mountains, including Red Pike, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and England’s highest mountain Scafell Pike.
Wast Water is a glacially ‘over-deepened’ valley – the surface of the lake is around 200 feet about sea level, while the bottom of the lake is more than 50 feet below sea level.