Brackenthwaite Hows

Area:Lake District - North Western Fells
County:Cumbria
Country:England
Classification:Tump
Height:208m
Maps:OL4(S) Explorer or 89 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY153213         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:rock
Notes:rocky slabs 35m SW at NY 15335 21327 are lower
Daylight:dawn 06:17, sunrise 06:52, sunset 19:21, dusk 19:57



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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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If you need accommodation we have details of 13 properties offering rooms near Brackenthwaite Hows. Here are some examples:

5 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£427-2072 per week
7.4km (4.6 miles) away, sleeps 4
3 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£390-1595 per week
4.4km (2.7 miles) away, sleeps 5
4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£362-1617 per week
5.9km (3.7 miles) away, sleeps 6

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