Tarn Hows 1 Coniston Cumbria England Uk
Tarn Hows was created from three smaller tarns and is probably one of the most visited spots in the whole of the lake district, pick a quiet day if you can, and the walk around the tarns with a picnic on the undulating turf makes a pleasant days outing.
Tarn Hows was created from three smaller tarns and is probably one of the most visited spots in the w...
A view over Baysbrown Farm with Baysbrown Farm Campsite in the distance
a view over a valley in ambelside in the lake district with a loan runner going past
Hard Knott pass is one of the steepest roads in England, reaching a gradient of 33% (1:3) in places. ...
A view from with in the Hardknott Roman Fort satnding in what used to be part of the bath house for t...
A view out over Hardknott Pass Roman Fort looking down the valley. The fort is on top of hardknott pa...
The station opened on the 1 June 1869, with sidings and a goods shed. The station originally served t...
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