Cumbria High Fells, Upland and Upland Fringe

Author(s): Jeremy Lake

This area is located in the centre of Cumbria, forming the core of the Lake District National Park and being surrounded by lower lying areas on all sides. The area is mountainous, with ridges, steep scarps and glaciated valleys contrasting with dales containing lakes, rivers, woods and forests. Only 8.3% of the area is wooded, and it is largely unsettled with 99.7% of the area being classed as countryside. Of the area, 88.2% is within the Lake District National Park, and 18.8% is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Report Number:
Research Report
Landscape Farmstead Historic


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