Fairfield, Rydal, Cumbria, England

Fairfield, Rydal, Cumbria, England

If ever you wanted a view over a U-shaped valley formed during a past ice age, this has to be one. Along its bottom flows Rydal Water and it's as if the valley is pointed at Lake Windermere in the distance. It looks as if it isn't the only one to be picked out since a sliver to the right easily could be Coniston Water. Framing the geological U is High Pike and Low Pike to the left the right wall being made up of Heron Pike and Great Rigg. The flat vantage point for all of this is Fairfield. All in all, it demonstrates the contrast of the relative flatness surrounding the southern lakes and the increasing ruggedness as you go north.

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