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Church of St Olaf

Wasdale Head CA20 1EX, England
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Hidden Gem

Quaint little church, tucked away. A brilliant place to visit, that takes you back in time. Don;t... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
landrovermike
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Lovely little church

Every tome i go to wasdale i pop in here to give thanks . A beautiful little church tucked away at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
john266L
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Wasdale Head CA20 1EX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint little church, tucked away. A brilliant place to visit, that takes you back in time. Don;t miss it the views on the road down will take your breath away, to be followed up with a church that time forgot. Car parking is free, either...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every tome i go to wasdale i pop in here to give thanks . A beautiful little church tucked away at the head of the valley

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

A little gem in an idyllic location. It would be easy to miss, but well worth a visit. The drive to Wasdale head is quite demanding, but when combined with a few good walks, this is not to be missed

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Nestled under the highest mountain in England, and next to the deepest lake, stands one of the smallest parish churches in England. Lovely setting... It is reputed that the church incorporates wood from a viking longship.. Lovely and quaint inside, and take a look around...More

1  Thank alisdair t
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

A small church which has an interesting history which is summarised on Wikipedia. It is claimed that some of the roof timbers came from Viking long ships. Close to the Wasdale Head Inn and well worth a visit.

Thank Ned L
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Looked lovely through the window! Some poignant gravestones of people lost in faraway places. Surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK if not the world!!!!!!

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Worth a visit when passing this area on your way to Sty Head Tarn or up Scafell. It is small but very interesting and well kept.

Thank 865lynn
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

The church itself is very modest and sits in the middle of a field surrounded by a few trees and a lot of sheep. We found the cemetery, that surrounds the church, was interesting and gave us a little history of the area.

Thank Mary J
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden piece of history, it's remote and its also hidden by Yew trees. A few old gravestones are standing there waiting for you to read. There are some interesting ones to read. Enter the church and feel the serenity and history. It...More

Thank Andy M
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

A fascinating church made with timbers reputedly taken from a Viking longboat. Though small, it I worth a visit if passing to see the sanctuary built in the middle of a very inhospitable climate. The graves of early climbers in the yard are quite poignant.

Thank James H
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Response from 776geoffl | Reviewed this property |
It was locked early morning when we visted - at about 8am.
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