Welcome to Haweswater
The most easterly of the Lake District's waters, Haweswater is also one of its most remote – it can only be reached via a narrow, winding road that feels at times like you're heading off the edge of the map. In fact, it's not actually a lake but a reservoir created in 1935. Sometimes during exceptionally dry spells, the remains of the drowned village of Mardale appear above the waterline. It's a great area to escape the hiking crowds and is popular with wildlife-spotters, too – sometimes golden eagles can be seen soaring over the fells.