Wasdale – St Olaf’s Church
Location Wasdale Head / Gosforth
Grid Ref NY 188087
The smallest church near the deepest lake and the highest mountain in England. This little church is set amidst yew trees in the Viking fields of Wasdale.
In the churchyard are the graves of many climbers who died on the surrounding fells. The roof beams are thought to have come from Viking ships. The churchwardens’ staves have a Herdwick ram’s head on one, and a ewe’s head on the other.
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