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Derwent Water,

lake, 3 mi (4.8 km) long and 1 mi (1.6 km) wide, Cumbria, NW England, formed by a widening of the River Derwent. It is surrounded by wooded hills, with the Lodore (c.90 ft/27 m) and Barrow (c.108 ft/33 m) waterfalls at its upper end. Its islands include Lord's Isle, site of the former mansion of the earls of Derwent; Isle of St. Herbert (a 7th-century hermit); and Floating Island, a mass of vegetation, sometimes inundated. The River Derwent flows NW through the Lake DistrictLake District,
region of mountains and lakes, c.30 mi (50 km) in diameter, Cumbria, NW England. It includes the Cumbrian Mts. and part of the Furness peninsula. The district comprises 15 lakes, among them Ullswater, Windermere, Derwentwater, and Bassenthwaite; several beautiful
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Waterskiing has been banned on Ullswater, Coniston Water and Derwent Water since 1976, and a bylaw introduced on Windermere in March effectively banned the sport there as well.
Meet Captain Croc at Pontin's; Gorge scrambling at Derwent Water
77 Derwent Water Drive, Blaydon, Gateshead, is for sale for offers in the region of PS170,000, through Your Move, tel: 0191 414 5106.
Tony Kemp, of the Windermere Action Force, said: ``We have a full 2005 timetable of protests lined up for waterskiers and families to enjoy themselves at speed and under power on not only Windermere, but also Coniston Water, Derwent Water and Ullswater.
LAKE DISTRICT: Underscar, near Keswick, has five-star holiday homes enjoying views over Derwent Water and featuring a health spa and bar/bistro.
Derwent Water in the Lake District was in New Zealand, said 23%, and 36% thought The Needles off the Isle of Wight were not in Britain.
77 Derwent Water Drive, Stella Riverside, Blaydon, Gateshead, is for sale at offers over PS160,000 through Your Move, tel: 0191 414 5106.
I had to wild swim in Coniston Water once or twice and I was in Derwent Water three times.
After taking a turn around the forest, as well as venturing out to the nearby Derwent Water for some bracing walks in the hills, it was back to the chic environment of the hotel and on to dinner at the awardwinning restaurant.
For me childhood holidays in Keswick on the edge of Derwent Water mean my heart is forever drawing me back there.
Cumbria Police said the body was found in woodland away from the lakeside path at Brandlehow Park, near Derwent Water, Keswick.
Priced PS1,581 for seven nights starting August 22, the converted watermill is on Applethwaite Gill, just two miles from Derwent Water.