Wasdale Head, starting point for walkers heading for the central fells. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Wasdale Head, starting point for walkers heading for the central fells. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Conservation charity the National Trust wants the public’s views on a loo.

The organisation is seeking people’s opinion on its plans to upgrade public toilets at Wasdale Head.

Representatives will be on hand to share plans and answer questions next week.

The charity says a quarter of a million people pass through Wasdale each year, many heading for Scafell Pike. Improved conveniences will come as a relief for walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Marian Silvester, the trust’s general manager in the west Lakes said: “A huge number of people come to Wasdale Head and Lake Head and want to spend a penny before setting off to climb Scafell Pike.

“We have been working hard to find better, permanent toilets to improve visitor facilities.

“We want our loos to be up to the standard that people expect from the National Trust and, given the location, they must be very environmentally friendly. The buildings must also blend into one of the most iconic landscapes in the UK which includes its mediaeval wall system.

“We will be sharing our plans and answering questions at Wasdale Head Inn on Monday 26 November. Anyone is welcome to drop in between 2pm and 5pm to find out more.

“People can put their questions to us, staff from the Lake District National Park Authority and the architects, Crosby Granger.”

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