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Wasdale Head, Cumbria

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Wasdale Head, Cumbria

Wasdale Head is a small agricultural village in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. The village claims to be home of the highest mountain (Scafell Pike), deepest lake, smallest church and biggest liar in England. The last of these claims refers to Will Ritson, who proclaimed himself as such. It is located at the "head" of the valley of Wasdale, and is surrounded by some of England's highest mountains: Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Pillar.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY1808
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCumbria
 

Wasdale Head, Cumbria in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wasdale Head, eccl. dist., St Bees par., Cumberland, 10 miles NE. of Ravenglass, pop. 52; comprises the upper part of Wasdale.

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