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This page contains
photographs taken during a visit to the Yorkshire - Cumbria
area in the spring.
Yorkshire is a historic county of northern England and the
largest in Great Britain. Yorkshire has three national
parks, in the form of the Peak District, North York Moors
and the Yorkshire Dales. The coastal areas of Yorkshire are
also renowned for their beauty, there are several nature
reserves run by the Royal Society for the Protection of
Birds on the coast, offering a chance to see the likes of
the Northern Gannet and Atlantic Puffin.
Cumbria is a shire county in the North West of England.
Cumbria came into existence as a county in 1974 after
the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. The county
consists of six districts, and has a total population of
498,800. Cumbria, the third largest ceremonial county in
England, is bound to the west by the Irish Sea, to the
south by Lancashire, to the southeast by North
Yorkshire, and to the east by County Durham and
Northumberland. Scotland lies directly to the north.
A predominantly rural county, Cumbria is home to the
Lake District National Park, considered one of the most
beautiful areas of the United Kingdom. Much of the
county is mountainous, with the highest point of the
county (and of England) being Scafell Pike at 978 m
(3210 ft). All the territory in England that is over
3,000 feet above sea level is in Cumbria. Parts of
Hadrian's Wall can be found in the northernmost reaches
of the county, in and around Carlisle.