Explore the western Lake District

Donate to the Western area

From the high fells to the shining sea, the Western Lake District is a land of contrasts. It has scenic beauty in abundance from wild and rugged mountains through to intimate farmed landscapes and 26 miles of Cumbrian coast.

The character of the majority of this area of the National Park is remote with small, scattered communities in contrast to the busier valleys to the east. The population of the area is relatively small, just over 4,000 people, and the four main valleys that make up the Western Lakes are Ennerdale, Wasdale, Eskdale and the Duddon; each distinct in character, each a hidden gem.

The Western Lake District includes some of the most wild and dramatic scenery in the UK including 79m deep Wastwater, England’s deepest lake, and 977m high Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain.

All furniture items in West area:

Nannycatch ford field gate

  • A field gate on the coast to coast route and on the western boundary of the lake district national park. the gate is situated next to a winding beck in the valley bottom below Thwaites farm.
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

Small bridge overlooking Wabertwaite

  • Overlooking Waberthwaite and the western coast with views of the Isle of Man
  • This is a bridge
  • Cost: £0

Buckbarrow gate - Nether Wasdale

  • A distinctive field gate in a quiet area of Nether Wasdale with a barn door hanging leading to a grassy track
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600