Lake District

The Lake District, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains (or fells) and its associations with the early 19th century writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets, Beatrix Potter, and John Ruskin. A National Park was established in 1951 and, following a minor extension in 2016, now covers an area of approximately 2,362 square kilometres. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.  It is located entirely within the county of Cumbria, and all the land in England higher than 3,000 feet (914 m) above sea level lies within the National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. It also contains the deepest and longest bodies of water in England, respectively Wast Water and Windermere.  Despite the name the Lake District only contains a single lake. Bassenthwaite Lake is one of the largest water bodies in the English Lake District. It is long and narrow, approximately 4 miles long and ³⁄₄-mile wide.  All the other ‘Lakes’ are called Tarns, Meres, Waters or Hows.

The Lake District was the venue for the spring meeting in 1985, the falling pound proving too big a deterrent to the planned trip to Dallas. Nigel Keddie both hosted and reported the meeting at the West Cumberland Hospital which serves the population of Whitehaven and Workington. The programme included a discussion of the Basis of Radiation Risk Estimates by the senior medical officer at Sellafield, intercostal nerve cryotherapy at thoracotomy, and West Cumberland neck (nodular goitre). The Lake District was toured in two Mountain Goat coaches.

The images show  Derwent Water (Left) and Buttermere (Right)