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 07:06, sunrise 07:46, sunset 16:09, dusk 16:50



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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:

4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£408-1890 per week
4.2km (2.6 miles) away, sleeps 6
4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£315-1518 per week
4.4km (2.7 miles) away, sleeps 4
4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£316-1782 per week
6.3km (3.9 miles) away, sleeps 5

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