2018

SD6179 : Admiring Ruskin's View, Kirkby Lonsdale

taken 5 years ago, near to Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, England

Admiring Ruskin's View, Kirkby Lonsdale
Admiring Ruskin's View, Kirkby Lonsdale
Ruskin's View, Kirkby Lonsdale

A view of the river Lune, from just outside the churchyard of St Mary's.
Painted by JMW Turner in 1816, and noted by the poet William Wordsworth as not to be missed.
John Ruskin wrote: "Whatever moorland hill, and sweet river, and English forest foliage can be seen at their best is gathered there; and chiefly seen from the steep bank which falls to the stream side from the upper part of the town itself I do not know in all my own country, still less in France or Italy, a place more naturally divine, or a more priceless possession of true 'Holy Land'."

River Lune

The River Lune rises in the North Pennines and flows generally westward to its mouth just west of Lancaster, a total length of 44 miles.
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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Rivers, Streams, Drainage Place: Kirkby Lonsdale River: River Lune Primary Subject: View other tags: Ruskins View Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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SD6179, 62 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Robin Drayton   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 24 September, 2018
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6115 7910 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:12.3697N 2:35.8267W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6109 7900
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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