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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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