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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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 to Solway Firth.
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We took a boat trip around Derwent Water. The trips are hourly and allow you to hop on and off the boat to visit the little villages dotted around the lake.
* Envirogen Water Technologies acquired the assets of Derwent Water Services and Derwent Water Systems.
THEY succeeded in being the first people to get ship-wrecked on an island in Derwent Water.
Cheddar-based Envirogen Water Technologies has bought Derwent Water Services and Derwent Water Systems.
It is situated on the western shore of Derwent Water three miles from Keswick.
This is typical of the type of shot you won't find in this book,' reads the caption to Alastair Lee's photograph of Derwent Water, taken 'a matter of minutes from the car'.
In one of the first constructions of its kind Centriforce Products has built a 450 metre boardwalk in conjunction with the National Trust and the Bassenthwaite Reflections Project, (an environmental scheme), from more than 500,000 plastic bottles, to enable walkers in the Lake District to cross a historically slippery stretch of the shore of Derwent Water. According to a Centriforce spokesman, the key benefits are that the reprocessed bottle plastic lasts four times longer than wood, is rot and algae-resistant, splinter free and has a non-slip textured surface.
Flood warnings: Flooding is expected - immediate action required: North Sea at Alnmouth North Sea at Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Tweedmouth North Sea at Roker, Sunderland North Sea at Sandsend North Sea at Seahouses North Sea at Whitley Bay, Cullercoats and Tynemouth North Sea Coast at Easington and Kilnsea North Sea Coast at Hornsea North Sea Coast at Victoria Harbour, Hartlepool Flood alerts: Flooding is expected - immediate action required: Hartlepool to Skinningrove Northumberland Coast Tyne and Wear Coast Tyne Estuary Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water Wear Estuary
"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.