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St Mary's Church


(5.6 miles, 9.1 km, direction SE)

Ambleside, meaning "Shieling" or summer pasture by the riverbank, lies next to the northern shore of Lake Windermere. A busy victorian town ideal as a base when visiting the Lake District..

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St Martin's Church, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria

Bowness on Windermere

(10.1 miles, 16.2 km, direction SE)

This is the principal resort on Lake Windermere, it is a town crammed with quaint narrow streets jammed full of summer tourists which sprawls along the shores of the lake somewhere between Waterhead and Lakeside...

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Buttermere Panorama 2


(9.3 miles, 14.9 km, direction NW)

Even when swirling mist rolls in over the stark fells surrounding Buttermere, the little hamlet remains serene in its simplicity and beauty...

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(29.8 miles, 47.9 km, direction N)

For over 1700 years this town occupied an important position on the Scottish-English border, few town's have experienced such turbulent times, but strangely Carlisle has little.....

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Drinks in the square


(19.6 miles, 31.5 km, direction S)

Cartmel's village square is surrounded by old shops, pubs and a 14th century gatehouse owned by the National Trust...

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The Herdwick Tup, COCKERMOUTH, The Lake District, Cumbria 2005.


(17.4 miles, 28.0 km, direction NW)

Cockermouth is ideally placed to be used as a centre for touring the Lake District National Park. It has a High Street seemingly unaltered, and is ringed by some of the finest scenery in England...

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Herdwicks & Harter Fell


(7.0 miles, 11.2 km, direction S)

There is a timelessness about this pretty village which is set beneath the awesome splendour of "The Old Man of Coniston" towering some 2,500ft above...

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After the rains


(7.5 miles, 12.1 km, direction NE)

Glenridding lies in a beautiful area on the south-west side of Ullswater...

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Tea room at Grange in Borrowdale, Cumbria

Grange in Borrowdale

(6.1 miles, 9.7 km, direction NW)

A picturesque village in the Borrowdale valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in England...

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Grasmere, Vale, Cumbria


(2.4 miles, 3.8 km, direction SE)

This tiny stone village is beautifully set between the tranquil waters of Grasmere Lake and the jagged heights of Helm Crag and Nab Scar..

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Village Church.


(7.5 miles, 12.0 km, direction SE)


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The Howgills


(16.7 miles, 26.9 km, direction SE)

Sometimes referred to 'the auld grey town' because it was built mainly of grey stone, Kendal is a large Market town in the east of Cumbria...

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Vale of Keswick, Cumbria


(9.1 miles, 14.6 km, direction N)

Keswick is a pretty Market Town that nestles between the spectacular Skiddaw Mountains and the northern end of the serene Derwentwater Lake within the Lake District National Park.....

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Around St Andrews Church, Penrith, Cumbria


(18.7 miles, 30.1 km, direction NE)


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Muncaster Castle, Cumbria


(15.3 miles, 24.7 km, direction SW)

Special for being the only coastal village within the Lake District National Park, Ravenglass lies where three important rivers converge into the sea...

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Ulverston from Hoad Hill


(19.0 miles, 30.6 km, direction S)

Old town and port with cobbled streets and a pretty market square. It is surrounded by the Furness fells, Coniston Water, Lake Windemere, and the spectacular Cumbrian Mountains. .....

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Tallships in Whitehaven, Cumbria


(21.2 miles, 34.0 km, direction W)

This attractive, historic Cumbrian resort owes much to the ingenuity of the Lowther family, who developed Whitehaven as a port for shipping and the export of Cumbrian coal...

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Holme Fell near Coniston, Langdale Pikes in the background, Lake District, Cumbria.

Langdale Pikes

(1.7 miles, 2.7 km, direction SW)

These famous pikes rise loftily above the village of Langdale, whilst below visitors can savour the wild and desolate beauty of.....

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Grasmere, Cumbria

Dove Cottage

(2.9 miles, 4.6 km, direction SE)

Dove cottage in the Lake District is the former home of the poet William Wordsworth and is where he wrote much of his famous.....

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Honister Slate Mine

(4.6 miles, 7.4 km, direction NW)

Englands last remaining working slate mine...

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Bowder Stone, Borrowdale, Cumbria

The Bowder Stone

(5.5 miles, 8.9 km, direction NW)


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Tarn Hows 6

Tarn Hows

(5.8 miles, 9.4 km, direction S)

This exceptional magical landscape is known as Beatrix Potter Country. For it is here amongst Lakeland's magnificent tarns and.....

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Stock Ghyll Waterfall Ambleside

Stock Ghyll Force

(5.9 miles, 9.6 km, direction SE)

Stock Ghyll Force is a spectacular 70 foot waterfall set in the beautiful picturesque surroundings of Stock Ghyll Woods, near.....

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Stagshaw Garden

(6.2 miles, 10.0 km, direction SE)

Steep woodland garden, noted for its flowering shrubs, created by the late Cubby Acland, Regional Agent for the Trust...

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Kirkstone Pass, looking north.

Kirkstone Pass

(6.4 miles, 10.3 km, direction E)

The Lake District's highest mountain pass open to motor traffic at an altitude of 1,489 feet (454 m). Along the pass can be found.....

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Brothers Water

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction E)

Dorothy Wordsworth (c.1771-1855, diarist, poet, sister of William ) referred to it as "..the glittering lively lake..". The.....

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Hardknott Roman Fort( Lake District )19th June 2005

Hardknott Roman Fort

(6.9 miles, 11.2 km, direction SW)


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