• Citigo
      • CITIGO 5 Door
        CITIGO 5 Door from  8,985
        CITIGO 5 door
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        • Big on quality and value for money
        • A generous, flexible interior space
        • boot space251l /959l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
      • CITIGO 5 Door Monte Carlo
        CITIGO 5 Door Monte Carlo from  11,520
        CITIGO 5 Door Monte Carlo
        • ​​​​​​​​​​​15-inch Auriga black alloy wheels​​​​​​​​​
        • Lowered suspension​​
        • ​​Front and rear spoile​r​​
        • boot space251l /959l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • Fabia
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        FABIA Hatch from  11,295
        Fabia Hatch
        • ​​​​​The next step in ŠKODA’s design language
        • ​​Outstanding interior space
        • ​​​Become the designer with our Colour Concept
        • boot space330l /1150l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
      • FABIA Estate
        FABIA Estate from  13,175
        FABIA Estate
        • ​​​​The next step in ŠKODA's design language​
        • Available with a host of ‘Simply Clever’ solutions
        • ​Up to 1,395 litres of boot space​​​
        • boot space530l /1395l
        • up to589mpg
        • from88g/km
      • FABIA Monte Carlo
        FABIA Monte Carlo from  16,100
        FABIA Monte Carlo
        • ​​​​​​​​​​16" Italia black alloy wheels
        • ​LED daytime running lights
        • ​​​Pan​oramic glass roof
        • boot space330l /1150l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • Rapid
      • RAPID
        RAPID from  15,345
        RAPID
        • ​​​​​​​Our new family car​​​​​​​
        • Hatchback body style with fantastic interior space
        • Up to 1490 litres of boot space
        • boot space550l /1490l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • Rapid Spaceback
      • RAPID SPACEBACK
        RAPID SPACEBACK from  14,410
        RAPID Spaceback
        • ​​​Dynamic and fresh design​
        • Spacious passenger leg room and boot
        • ​​Up to 1,380 litres of boot space
        • boot space415l /1380l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • Octavia
      • OCTAVIA Hatch
        OCTAVIA Hatch from  17,195
        OCTAVIA Hatch
        • ​​​​​​​​​​​All-new bold exterior design
        • Now available with enhanced driver assistance systems
        • ​Its spacious, premium interior makes it perfect for families
      • OCTAVIA Estate
        OCTAVIA Estate from  18,395
        OCTAVIA Estate
        • ​​​​​​​​​​The hugely spacious Octavia Estate has never felt more agile​
        • Filled with the latest technology and connectivity
        • ​Available with enhanced driver assistance systems
      • OCTAVIA Scout
        OCTAVIA Scout from  26,685
        OCTAVIA Scout
        • ​​​​​​​​​​​Features a rugged new design
        • ​​Offers practicality and uncompromising performance
        • ​​Available with the latest technology and connectivity​
      • OCTAVIA vRS Hatch
        OCTAVIA vRS Hatch from  25,185
        OCTAVIA vRS Hatch
        • ​​​​​​​​​​​Showcases a dynamic new design
        • ​​The perfect combination of space, pace and power
        • ​​Available with enhanced driver assistance systems​
      • OCTAVIA vRS Estate
        OCTAVIA vRS Estate from  26,385
        OCTAVIA vRS Estate
        • ​​​​​​​​​Showcases a dynamic new design
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  • Superb
      • SUPERB Hatch
        SUPERB Hatch from  20,050
        SUPERB Hatch
        • Style and space redefined
        • Our flagship family executive
        • ​​Auto Express 'Best Famil​​y Car' 2015​
        • boot space625l /1760l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
      • SUPERB Estate
        SUPERB Estate from  21,330
        SUPERB Estate
        • The most spacious and com​​fortable ŠKODA yet
        • Our flagship family executive
        • Auto Express 'Best Family Car' 2015
        • boot space660l /1950l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • Yeti
  • All-New Karoq
  • Kodiaq
      • KODIAQ
        KODIAQ from  22,190
        KODIAQ
        • ​​​​Our first car to offer seven seats
        • Design, space, functionality and connectivity​​​ combined
        • Best large SUV - WhatCar? Car of the Year 2017 awards​
      • KODIAQ Scout
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        KODIAQ Scout
        • ​​Features a rugged new design
        • ​Offers practicality and uncompromising performance
        • Available with the latest technology and connectivity​
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Wast Water is not a conventionally beautiful landscape. Described by William Wordsworth as ‘long, narrow, stern and desolate’, the lake is given a dark and foreboding appearance by the large screes of broken rock which run along its south-eastern bank.

Yet there is no denying the power and greatness of this location; the deepest lake in England, Wast Water is likely to make the most profound impression.

Lake District  
Lake District  
Lake District  

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Wast Water

How will you choose to reconnect with nature in this awe-inspiring place? You’ll want to find your own way.

Perhaps you’ll arrive at first light and set off along one of the ancient paths, enjoying the solitude – and in all likelihood, the challenge of the changeable weather.

Or you may settle for skimming stones across the slate-black waters, chasing the reflections of clouds as they dart across the surface.

Venture further and you’ll find the Wasdale Head Inn at the northern end of the lake. And just beyond that stands St Olaf’s Church, the smallest in England. It is said that the beams in the church roof came from a Viking longboat. But then every building around here seems to have history in its bones.

Recommended near-by locations…

Bowness-on-Windermere

1h 27min away

The journey to Bowness from Wast Water takes you up and over the Hardknott and Wrynose Passes. The power of the Kodiaq is needed here – with inclines as sharp as 30 per cent, these are among the steepest roads in England. Also advised is a good camera; the views here, particularly around Hardknott Roman Fort, are stunning.

Once you reach Far Sawrey, the connection to Bowness is made by ferry. A regular boat crossing has existed here for over 500 years; the modern version, which runs between seven in the morning and ten at night, will transport 17 cars in addition to your Kodiaq, plus cycles and perhaps even a horse or two.

Having explored Bowness, you may want to drive on to Hill Top, the house once owned by children’s author Beatrix Potter. Determined to succeed in an era when it wasn’t the done thing for women to show ambition, she was definitely driven by something different.

Ullswater

1h 55min away

No sooner have you started out for Ullswater than it’s time to stop. Park the Kodiaq at the Wasdale Head Inn, at the northern end of Wast Water, and get your hiking boots out of the boot. From here, it’s just under a half-hour walk to the foot of Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England.

Vintage black-and-white photographs at the inn depict climbers from the Victorian era; while your clothing and equipment may be more technologically advanced, you may still feel a strong sense of kinship with them.

Your hike completed, drive back down the lake and then towards Ambleside and on to Grasmere, once home to William Wordsworth. If you wish to replace the calories you burned off earlier on the walk, call in at the village shop and buy some of the gingerbread for which it is renowned.

Continue past Helvellyn, the third highest peak in England, to Glenridding – a village at the southern end of Ullswater. Here it’s time to swap your new SUV for a 140-year-old steamer and reflect on the exertions of the day as you sail serenely around the lake.

 
 

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Please note
Official fuel consumption for the New ŠKODA Kodiaq range in mpg (litres/100km): Urban 31.0 (9.1) – 48.7 (5.8); Extra Urban 44.1 (6.4) – 61.4 (4.6); Combined 38.2 (7.4) – 56.5 (5.0). CO2 emissions for the New ŠKODA Kodiaq range are 170 – 131g/km. Standard EU test figures are for comparative purposes and may not reflect real driving results.