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Top 10 England's Lake District by DK Publishing

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Whitehaven and Wasdale

This relatively small area packs in a lot in terms of history and geography, taking you from the once-grand town of Whitehaven, whose buildings reflect the riches harvested during the slave trade, to the increasingly narrow and remote road that runs from the village of Gosforth into majestic Wasdale, a magnet for walkers and adventure-sport enthusiasts. The coast hereabouts is rather sullied by the major road that runs along it, but if you hit some good weather you might want to head to St Bees for a swim. Otherwise, go inland for some truly great outdoors.

1. Wasdale Head

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