Nannycatch to the Solway

This is the view from Cold Fell/Blakely Raise in the Western Lake District.

To the left the scene is the side of Dent Fell. To the right is Flat Fell. The footpath meandering through the centre of the valley takes the walker to along Nannycatch Road.

In the distance, the towns of Cleator Moor, Whitehaven and Workington can be made out. Then the Solway Firth cuts across the scene from left to right, with the Mountains of Scotland on the horizon.

The Solway Firth* is a firth that forms part of the border between England and Scotland, between Cumbria (including the Solway Plain) and Dumfries and Galloway. It stretches from St Bees Head, to the Mull of Galloway, on the western end of Dumfries and Galloway. The firth comprises part of the Irish Sea.

*Firth is a word in the English and Scots languages used to denote various coastal waters in the United Kingdom, predominantly within Scotland. It is linguistically cognate to fjord - a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by a glacier. 

Solway Firth
Solway View


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