Sunset at Lake Windermere
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Panoramic photo by Volker Uhl EXPERT Taken 13:57, 29/12/2010 - Views loading...


Sunset at Lake Windermere

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A: Windermere Garden

by Volker Uhl, 2.3 km away

Windermere Garden

B: Tarn Hows 1 Coniston Cumbria England Uk

by Geoff Mather, 7.5 km away

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Tarn Hows 1 Coniston Cumbria England Uk

C: Tarn Hows 2 Coniston Cumbria England Uk

by Geoff Mather, 7.5 km away

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D: Baysbrown Farm Campsite

by Parr Photographic, 11.4 km away

A view over Baysbrown Farm with Baysbrown Farm Campsite in the distance  

Baysbrown Farm Campsite

E: Runner

by Parr Photographic, 12.5 km away

a view over a valley in ambelside in the lake district with a loan runner going past 


F: Haverthwaite railway station

by Robin Waarts, 15.4 km away

The station opened on the 1 June 1869, with sidings and a goods shed. The station originally served t...

Haverthwaite railway station

G: Hard Knott Pass Cumbria

by James Battersby, 16.9 km away

Hard Knott pass is one of the steepest roads in England, reaching a gradient of 33% (1:3) in places. ...

Hard Knott Pass Cumbria

H: Helvellyn Mountain

by Henley Bailey, 17.1 km away

Helvellyn Mountain

I: Hardknott Pass

by Parr Photographic, 18.4 km away

A view from with in the Hardknott Roman Fort satnding in what used to be part of the bath house for t...

Hardknott Pass

J: Hardknott Pass Fort

by Parr Photographic, 18.5 km away

A view out over Hardknott Pass Roman Fort looking down the valley. The fort is on top of hardknott pa...

Hardknott Pass Fort

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