Ilgill Head, Wast Water, Lake District

Ilgill Head, Wast Water, Lake District

The slopes of Ilgill Head reflected in Wast Water. Despite its location, the lake is very popular, and a summer evening will see crowds of young and old on the banks of the lake, playing in the water, or even swimming with the aid of a wetsuit.

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