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Looking towards Sandown, Isle of Wight


in the county of Isle of Wight

Greenstead Church, said to be the world's oldest wooden building, in Greenstead, England


in the county of Essex

Pictures of Loweswater

in the county of Cumbria

About Loweswater

This is the last lake in the North-West of the Lake District National Park, beyond this Lakeland proper begins to end and it is precisely from the Cockermouth and Cleator Moor end that the approach to Loweswater is more interesting, showing the defining change to the character of the countryside.

Loweswater is centred in a landscape of grandeur, it is surrounded by Mellbreak Fell, Carling Knott Fell and Burnbank Fell, all excellent climbing and walking country giving views of a mountainous landscape reflected in sun-kissed pewter waters. To the west of the landscape lies the coast lined with small seaside resorts and the larger Maryport, Workington and Whitehaven, whilst next to the lake is Crummock Water which has the beautiful Buttermere Pass at its southern tip.

The hamlet of Loweswater is scattered between the lake and Crummock Water, here visitors will find typical Lakeland properties, many of which are attractive small hotels, guest house's and individual homes offering friendly bed and breakfast accommodation. There is also a church built in 1827, this stands on the spot of an earlier church, and next to this is the Kirkstile Inn with its award winning microbrewery.

Mostly this is a lonely, sparsely populated area, but in the summer it is crammed with fell walkers and summer visitors. It is an idyllic spot to visit at any time of year, with wonderful vista's of hills, green fields and rivers.

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Buttermere Panorama 1

Buttermere (102 Pictures) in the county of Cumbria

(3.3 miles, 5.4 km, direction SE of Loweswater)

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

Cockermouth High Street, Cumbria

Cockermouth (4 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Cumbria

(5.8 miles, 9.3 km, direction N of Loweswater)

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...

Grange Bridge

Grange in Borrowdale (15 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(7.4 miles, 11.9 km, direction E of Loweswater)

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

Lund Bridge

Wasdale Head (42 Pictures) in the county of Cumbria

(8.2 miles, 13.3 km, direction S of Loweswater)

Vast, lonely landscape of towering fells, jewel like streams and tarns situated at the head of the Wasdale Valley with the mighty Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain and Great Gable forming an almost uniformity range of mountains in the distance...

The shelter, Green Gable, Borrowdale, Cumbria

Borrowdale (38 Pictures) in the county of Cumbria

(8.3 miles, 13.4 km, direction SE of Loweswater)

There is little doubt that Borrowdale possess some of the most unforgettable of all in the vast landscape of The Lake District National Park...

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Crummock Water, Lake District, Cumbria.

Crummock Water (37 Pictures)

(1.8 miles, 2.8 km, direction SE)

The romantic setting between high fells gives Crummock Water its character. It is somewhat overshadowed by other better known.....

A picture of Whinlatter Forest Park

Whinlatter Forest Park (7 Pictures)

(4.7 miles, 7.6 km, direction E)

If you happen to visit Keswick in Cumbria do not miss out on Whinlatter Forest Park, for this superb gift of nature is a real.....

General view showing Cockermouth Castle and Jennings Brewery, Cumbria

Cockermouth Castle (1 Pictures)

(6.1 miles, 9.8 km, direction N)

These wonderful ruins of a by-gone age can be discovered in the charming inland resort of Cockermouth, amongst Lakeland's.....

A picture of The Bowder Stone

The Bowder Stone (6 Pictures)

(7.6 miles, 12.2 km, direction SE)


Derwentwater as the daylight starts to go

Derwentwater (424 Pictures)

(7.7 miles, 12.4 km, direction E)

Derwentwater is one of 16 Lakes set within the Lake District National Park in Cumbria. It is one of the most northerly of the.....

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle (41 Pictures)

(9.5 miles, 15.3 km, direction E)

The best time to view Castlerigg Stone Circle is that eyrie time when night is just giving way to dawn. It is then, with a.....

Wast Water

Wast Water (37 Pictures)

(9.8 miles, 15.8 km, direction S)

Wast Water is the deepest lake in England at 280 feet deep. The awesome peaks of Sca Fell and Great Gable tower over the wild,.....

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