A colorful coffee shop on the shore of Lake Windermere in the Lake District
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Green Growth in Stone
Stone Walls of the Lake District – walls made without cement still standing after hundreds of years. Growth in between the stones adds beauty to the walls.
Tarn Hows is one of the many gems in the English Lake District. There are a lot of ‘tarns’ and ‘hows’ in that part of the world: tjörn is an Old Norse word meaning ‘small mountain lake’ and haugr is from the Old Norse for hill or mound.
A Colorful Guest House in Lake District
Flowers add color to a traditional guest house in rural Lake District, England
A Pasture Enclosure from the Past
A stone fence guards the pasture in the Lake District, England
A Quaint Village in the Lake District
A quaint village in the rural setting of the Lake District, England
The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains (or fells), and its associations with William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets and also with Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin.
Windermere lake, at 10.5 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep, is the largest natural lake in both the Lake District and in England, and is fed by numerous rivers. The long thin lake itself forms the central spine of the Windermere lake area of the Lake District.