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Whaley Bridge

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Pictures of Glenridding

in the county of Cumbria

About Glenridding

Glenridding lies in a beautiful area on the south-west side of Ullswater. It has several old stone properties some of which may have belonged to the families of miners working in the local mines during the 18th and 19th centuries.

One of the most famous sights of this area lies close to Glenridding, this is the magnificent Aira Force which tumbles between huge boulders and bracken, to fall beneath a tiny bridge. These falls are arguably the most beautiful in the whole of the Lake District's magical landscape.

The terrain around Glenridding is deep-sided woodland, grassy fells, glittering tarns, and here and there walkers will come across old mine workings.

In the village visitors will find attractive cottages and houses, shops, pubs, hotels, a leisure club and restaurants. Glenridding has a pleasant atmosphere and is ideal for walking, sailing, fishing, rock and fell climbing.

For anyone wishing to spend time exploring the wider landscape this attractive Lakeland village makes an ideal base from which to discover the Eden Valley, Helvellyn, and both the Solway and South Cumbria coasts.

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Ullswater near Glenridding.

Ullswater (364 Pictures) in the county of Cumbria

(3.6 miles, 5.9 km, direction NE of Glenridding)

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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Threlkeld (12 Pictures) in the county of Cumbria

(6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction NW of Glenridding)

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Grasmere, Autumn colours.

Grasmere (401 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(7.0 miles, 11.2 km, direction SW of Glenridding)

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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Watendlath (28 Pictures) in the county of Cumbria

(7.1 miles, 11.5 km, direction W of Glenridding)

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From Castlerigg Farm Campsite, looking towards Cat Bells. Lake District

Castlerigg (10 Pictures) in the county of Cumbria

(7.2 miles, 11.5 km, direction NW of Glenridding)

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

Brothers Water (9 Pictures)

(2.9 miles, 4.6 km, direction S)

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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum (2 Pictures)

(6.1 miles, 9.8 km, direction NW)


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Haweswater (7 Pictures)

(6.2 miles, 10.0 km, direction E)


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Dove Cottage (6 Pictures)

(7.0 miles, 11.2 km, direction SW)

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Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle (41 Pictures)

(7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction NW)

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The Lake District (1476 Pictures)

(7.5 miles, 12.1 km, direction SW)

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Dalemain House & Gardens, Penrith, Cumbria

Dalemain House & Gardens (19 Pictures)

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