Brackenthwaite Hows

Area:Lake District - North Western Fells
Height:208m (with a drop of 60m)
Maps:OL4(S) Explorer or 89 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY153213         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Notes:rocky slabs 35m SW at NY 15335 21327 are lower
Daylight:dawn 05:30, sunrise 06:09, sunset 20:17, dusk 20:55

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The panorama from Brackenthwaite Hows was painted by JMW Turner in his 1797 watercolour Crummock Water, Looking Towards Buttermere, and offers splendid 360-degree views across the north-western Lakes. Also known as Lanthwaite Hill, the viewpoint was a popular stop in the Georgian and Victorian era but fell out of fashion. It has now been bought by the National Trust.

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