Church of England Diocese of Carlisle Gosforth and Wasdale

Opening

At present we open at 11am on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, and our worship commences at 11.30a.m.

We would usually be open each day of the year, but while we are easing out of lockdown we are unable to open, unless the church is staffed during opening hours. In this tiny community, this simply isn't practical, so we need to remain closed except for worship. 

We are longing to be fully open again, but in the meantime enjoy the view from our churchyard - our magnificent surroundings are God's cathedral of creation, it has no equal!

Getting here

Whether you come by road from north or south, or the east, you reach our valley via the A595. From the north, turn left at Gosforth and head through the village for the fells. After about 6 miles you come to Wastwater and turn left along the Lake until you reach Wasdale Head. Where the road ends! From the South turn right at Holmrook (just before the Esso garage),  proceed past Irton Hall to Santon Bridge where you turn right to Wastwater. When you reach the Lake, marvel at the view and when you're ready just continue along the Lake shore until you come to Wasdale Head. 

The nearest railway station is Seascale on the West Coast line from Lancaster to Carlisle. Sadly we have no bus service.

St Olaf's Church, Wasdale Head, Cumbria.
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