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N 18 B 2.7K C 12 E Oct 1, 2012 F Oct 7, 2012
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The valley of Borrowdale rises in the central Lake District and runs north carrying the River Derwent into the lake of Derwent Water. The waters of the river have their origins over a wide area of the central massif of the Lake District north of Esk Hause and Stake Pass, including draining the northern end of Scafell including Great End, the eastern side of the Dale Head massif, the western part of the Central Fells and all of the Glaramara ridge. Near Rosthwaite the side valley of Langstrath joins the main valley from Seathwaite before the combined waters negotiate the narrow gap known as the Jaws of Borrowdale. Here it is flanked by the rocky crags of Castle Crag and Grange Fell. The valley then opens out around Grange before the river empties into Derwent Water, overlooked by Catbells, Skiddaw and Walla Crag.

Tags:   England Cumbria the Lake District Borrowdale River Derwent rivers

N 8 B 2.1K C 0 E Oct 1, 2012 F Oct 7, 2012
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Coniston, in England's Lake District, grew as both a farming village and to serve local copper and slate mines. It grew in popularity as a tourist location during the Victorian era, thanks partially to the construction of a branch of the Furness Railway, which opened to passenger traffic in 1859 and terminated at Coniston railway station.

The poet and social critic John Ruskin also popularised the village, buying the mansion Brantwood on the Eastern side of Coniston Water in 1871. Before his death, he rejected the chance to be buried in Westminster Abbey, instead being laid to rest in the churchyard of St Andrews, Coniston. Ruskin Museum, established in 1901, is both a memorial to Ruskin and a local museum covering the history and heritage of Coniston Water and the Lake District.

Tags:   England Cumbria Coniston John Ruskin Coniston village the Lake District

N 11 B 1.9K C 41 E Oct 1, 2012 F Oct 7, 2012
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The Cumbrian Mountains in the north-western part of the Lake District rise to over 3,000 feet, and include Scafell Pike, which is the highest mountain in England.

Tags:   England Cumbria Cumbrian Mountains the Lake District mountains

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Derwent Water is one of the lakes in the English Lake District and occupies part of Borrowdale. The lake lies immediately south of the town of Keswick. It is both fed and drained by the River Derwent. It measures approximately 3 miles long by 1 mile wide and is some 72 feet deep. There are several islands within the lake, one of which is inhabited.

Tags:   England Cumbria the Lake District Derwent Water lakes Borrowdale Keswick

N 6 B 5.4K C 9 E Sep 27, 2012 F Oct 7, 2012
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The Kirkstone Pass links Windermere to Ullswater, with a steep and exceedingly narrow lane also providing access from Ambleside at the northern end of Windermere. Brothers Water and Patterdale is in the distance.

Tags:   England Cumbria the Lake District Kirkstone Pass mountains mountain passes


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