NY3917 : Ullswater from Glenridding

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

Ullswater from Glenridding
Ullswater from Glenridding
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)
Submitted
Tuesday, 15 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Uplands  Business, Retail, Services  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Lake (from Tags)
Ullswater 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 391 171 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:32.7665N 2:56.5481W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 390 170
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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