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Photograph of the week: Wastwater in the English Lake District

This is a view of Wastwater in the Lake District, seen from the Wasdale Head route up Scafell Pike – the ideal viewpoint from which to take in the lake’s full size. In an area full of breathtaking landscape views, this particular site was glorious to behold – after a long, hard climb to the summit this gorgeous body of water teases you back down, as you imagine quenching your thirst and cooling your aching feet in the inviting water… Wastwater Thank you to Sean Thompson of Snaptrip for permission to re-produce the image. If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Hi Paul,

    What a stunning snap shot! It reminds me quite a bit of Nueva Arenal in Costa Rica. Dramatic views from up top leading down to a gorgeous lake.

    The contrast is something else too. So beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing! You know I’ll tweet it ;)


  2. What a beautiful photo. That looks like a fun hike to go on. I’m under a few feet of snow where i’m at now and this photo makes me miss nice weather even more!

  3. Amazing. Such a beautiful scenery. Images like this leave me awestruck about the wonders of this world and what you can experience.

  4. Thanks everyone for dropping by to comment (and thank you Ryan for sharing!). As many of you will be aware – although this particular shot was not taken by me – this is the area where I live.

    People often ask me where my favourite place in the world is and, despite all my travels, perhaps you can see why my answer is “home” :)

  5. Fabulous picture! It looks so realistic. I can enjoy the scenery for long time and it makes me feel relaxed. Thanks for sharing!

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