SD3787 : Lakeside Pier and Railway Station

taken 7 years ago, near to Lakeside, Cumbria, Great Britain

Lakeside Pier and Railway Station
Lakeside Pier and Railway Station
Lakeside Station was constructed in 1872 by Furness railway Company as an extension of the branch line from Ulverston to Newby Bridge. At this time, the Furness Railway, also bought the Windermere Steam Ferry Company, and made the ferry transferable with the train. The line which was closed as part of the Beeching Axe in 1965 and the station fell into disrepair.

The station reopened as part of the heritage Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway in 1973, with trains running to the nearby station of Haverthwaite, roughly an eighteen-minute journey. The station also has a direct interchange with the Windermere Lake Cruises ferry services to Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere.
Windermere :: SD3997

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. It is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of ice at the end of the last ice age some 13000 years ago.

The lake is largely surrounded by foothills of the Lake District which provide pleasant low-level walks; to the north and north-east are the higher fells of central Lakeland. It has been one of the country's most popular places for holidays and summer homes since the arrival of the Kendal and Windermere Railway's branch line in 1847.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 29 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Railways 
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Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G3 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3789 8736 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:16.6855N 2:57.3230W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3795 8754
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Lake District  Lake  Ferry Terminal  Pier  Landing Stage  Railway Station  Train  Tourist Attraction 

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