Cumbrian Mountains

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Cumbrian Mountains,

mountains of the Lake District, NW England; Scafell Pike (3,210 ft/978 m) is the highest point. Studded with lakes and narrow valleys, the range extends through Cumberland, Westmorland, and N Lancashire.

Cumbrian Mountains


(in Russian, Cumberland Moun-tains), a mountain massif in the west of Great Britain. It iscomposed primarily of Paleozoic shales and quartzites, withlarge intrusions of granite. The Cumbrian Mountains have pic-turesque rocky peaks with elevations to 978 m (Scafell Pike) andwell-expressed forms of glacial relief. There are also glacier lakescoinciding with the lines of tectonic faults. The mountains havea humid maritime climate. On the slopes are heaths, meadows, and peat bogs. Oak-ash and birch forests grow in the valleys. TheLake District National Park has been in the Cumbrian Moun-tains since 1951.

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