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A view of the beach and pill box at Hemsby near Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Pictures of Kirkstone Pass

a Beauty Spot in the town of Ambleside, in the county of Cumbria

About Kirkstone Pass

Kirkstone Pass in the Lake District is famous for its iconic view on the road to Ullswater from the town of Ambleside. There is an Inn at the top which dates from 1496AD and was once an important coaching inn.
The name of the Kirkstone Pass derives from 'The Kirkstone' which is a stone that stands on the roadside of the A592, near the inn, and its silhouette resembles a church steeple, which is what 'kirk' means in old Norse language.

The Kirkstone pass is the Lake District's highest pass that is open to motor traffic and has an altitude of 1,489 feet.

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A picture of Ambleside

Ambleside (844 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(3.6 miles, 5.8 km, direction SW)

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..

Troutbeck, Windermere, Lake District

Troutbeck (61 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(4.2 miles, 6.8 km, direction S)

A village that is spread along an old valley road for around one and a half miles. Lots of charm and old cottages, surrounded by beautiful lakeland countryside. Beatrix Potter.....

Helm Crag, Grasmere

Grasmere (401 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(4.5 miles, 7.2 km, direction W)

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

On the road to Windermere

Windermere (273 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction S)

Lake Windermere is England's largest lake, and one of it's most popular with visitors. It is 10.5 miles long and approx 1 mile wide. The water of the lake reaches a depth of.....

Looking Down To Howtown, Ullswater

Ullswater (364 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria

(7.0 miles, 11.3 km, direction N)

Ullswater is considered by many to be the lake districts most beautiful lake. It is 7.5 miles of pure beauty, and as you approach it from any direction you will see why. Ullswater.....

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Brothers Water from Kirkstone Pass, English Lakes. September 2006. Cannon Powershot 400

Brothers Water (9 Pictures)

(2.1 miles, 3.4 km, direction N)

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

Dove Cottage in Grasmere. The one time home of the Poet William Wordsworth

Dove Cottage (6 Pictures)

(4.1 miles, 6.6 km, direction W)

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

Haweswater from Rigging dale ridge, Lake District

Haweswater (7 Pictures)

(5.8 miles, 9.4 km, direction NE)

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The Lake District

The Lake District (1476 Pictures)

(6.4 miles, 10.3 km, direction W)

I first saw the Lake District many years ago, when for eight out of my eleven day sojourn, it rained, and rained! None-the-less,.....

Tarn Hows 5

Tarn Hows (98 Pictures)

(7.4 miles, 11.9 km, direction SW)

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


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