NY3916 : Steamer Passing Glenridding Pier

taken 6 years ago, near to Glenridding, Cumbria, Great Britain

Steamer Passing Glenridding Pier
Steamer Passing Glenridding Pier
The (diesel-powered) Ullswater 'Steamer', Western Belle passes Glenridding Pier on the last sailing of the day to Pooley Bridge.
Ullswater :: NY4120
Many regard Ullswater as the most beautiful and spectacular of the English lakes. It is the second largest lake in the English Lake District, being approximately nine miles long and 0.75 miles wide with a maximum depth of slightly more than 60 metres (197 ft).

Ullswater is a typical Lake District narrow "ribbon lake" formed after the last ice age when a glacier scooped out the valley floor and when the glacier retreated, the deepened section filled with meltwater which became a lake. A total of three separate glaciers formed the lake. The surrounding mountains give Ullswater the shape of a stretched 'Z' with three distinct segments (or 'reaches') that wend their way through the surrounding hills.

For much of its length Ullswater forms the border between the ancient counties of Cumberland and Westmorland.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 15 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Uplands  Business, Retail, Services  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Lake (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3905 1694 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:32.6419N 2:56.6194W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3901 1699
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Fells  Hills  Lake District  Lake  Lake Shore  Jetty  Pier  Ullswater Steamers 

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