Beatrix Potter

Lake District Photo Gallery

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MAP IMAGE: Map of Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Beatrix Potter's Lakeland 1892 - 1943
SATELLITE IMAGE: The Lake District National Park The Lake District National Park covers an area slightly larger than the Cumbrian mountains, but the major lakes themselves are nestled within the mountains. The country of Cumbria constitutes the northwest corner of England.
SATELLITE IMAGE: South Lakes -- Lake Windermere South Lakes -- Lake Windermere, 12 miles long (depends on who you consult ;-), is the largest lake in England. Satellite images are from Google Earth. A terrific set of non-satellite photos of the Lake District is found here.
SATELLITE IMAGE: Cumbrian Mountains, England's highest mountain range Cumbrian Mountains, England's highest mountain range has 4 peaks just above 3000 ft. The east/west distance across this range is about 70 miles; hence, the rise in altitude from the Irish Sea on the left to the highest peaks is rather sharp. Beatrix Potter's farms are nestled in the South Lakes at an altitude of less than 1000 feet. A somewhat different set of satellite maps of the Lake District can be found here
PHOTO: Hill Top Farm Hill Top Farm, New Sawrey, Cumbria. The working farm Beatrix bought in 1905 and the setting of many of the Little Books. Since her death in 1943 HIll Top has remained as she left it - a museum to her art and story.
PHOTO: Castle Cottage at Castle Farm Castle Cottage at Castle Farm, Near Sawrey. Beatrix purchased the farm, just across the road from Hill Top in 1905 with the help of William Heelis whom she married in 1913. It was their home for 30 years. And the place she died in December 1943. Hundreds of photos of the Lake District can be found here.
PHOTO: Derwentwater, near Keswick Derwentwater, near Keswick, with St. Herbert's Island in foreground, and Cat Bells in the far distance. Potter wrote The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin while on holiday at Lingholm, an estate on the shore of Derwentwater.
PHOTO: The land which includes Tarns The land which includes Tarns How was given to the National Trust by Beatrix Potter in 1930. A map locating the area is found here. Tarns How (2 miles west of Hawkshead) may be the Lake District's most popular attraction. A large collection of Tarns How photos can be found here.
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