River Brathay, Lake District, England
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River Brathay, Lake District
This pretty point on the River Brathay in Cumbria, north-west England, is popular with photographers and painters, thanks to the oak trees positioned on the riverbank, reflected in the still water. The river takes its name from the Old Norse for broad river and flows out of Langdale, the U-shaped glacial valley in the Lake District.
The Lake District, England’s largest national park, is well known for its picturesque bodies of water, reflecting surrounding mountains. It is home to England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, rising 978 metres, and England’s largest lake, Windermere, which is just over 18 kilometres long.