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Friday, October 26, 2018

Haweswater Reservoir Lake District Cumbria


Haweswater Reservoir, Lake District, Cumbria.

In 1929 work started on raising the level original natural lake. The dam was completed in 1935 and this lake now provides 25% of the water needed in the greater Manchester area.
The plans caused controversy because the villages of Measand and Mardale Green were flooded and when the lake is at a low level remains of some of the original buildings can still be seen.
The dam was the world's first hollow butress dam and was a major engineering achievement for the time. Hawes derives from old English or old Norse and means water.
There is a of population of Schelly fish dating from the Ice Age living in the lake.
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Cumbria - Derwentwater Keswick


Derwentwater, Keswick.

Derwentwater is one of the main lakes in the Lake District.
It is 3 miles long and 1 mile wide.
There are 4 larger islands on Derwentwater and several smaller ones.
There is windsurfing, boating on the lake as well as tourist vessels.
The famous children's author Beatrix Potter spent some time in her younger days here.  
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Cumbria - Castlerigg Stone Circle


Cumbria - Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Castlerigg Stone Circle is one of the oldest British stone circles. being raised in about 3,000 years BC during the Neolithic period.
The stone circle is set among the stunning Cumbrian hills and mountains.
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Cumbria - Hartside Pass


Cumbria - Hartside Pass.

From the village of Melmerby, the Hartside pass climbs 1906 ft along the A686 Rd.
The view from the Hartside Top cafe offers panoramic views of the countryside, and is popular with bikers.
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Cumbria - Mayburgh Henge


Cumbria - Mayburgh Henge.

Mayburgh Henge is a circular bank up to 15 feet (6.5m) in height and with a diameter of about 383 feet (117m) and was built up with stones taken from nearby rivers and is unique amongst henges in that respect.
There is one remaining standing stone out of four which were situated in the centre of the circle and a further four stood at the entrance.
There have been Neolithic tools found at this site, dating it from 2000 to 4500 BC.
The M6 motorway runs close to the Mayburgh Henge.
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Cumbria - Long Meg and Her Daughters Stone Circle


Cumbria - Long Meg and her daughters Stone Circle.

Long Meg and Her Daughters is a bronze age stone circle near Penrith in Cumbria.
It was one of many built in the megalithic period which lasted from 3,300 to 900 BC.
It consists of 59 stones (27 remain upright).
Originally there may have been 70 stones.
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