England: Lake District – Hodbarrow Reserve

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Today’s travelpost is a third one about the Lake District in Cumbria. We stayed in this beautiful North-English region, during our 2011 holiday and today I will tell you about a walk in a nature reserve. In the first post about the Lake District, I told you about a walk in Grasmere and in the second I took you around Buttermere and on Derwent Water.Today I will tell you about a walk in Hodbarrow Reserve.

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Hodbarrow Reserve is situated on the edge of the Lake District, on the Duddon Estuary near the town of Millom. The nature reserve occupies a site where iron ore was mined until the 1960s.

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Because of the mining, the grounds subsided, which lead to flooding. Most of the area of the reserve is taken up by Hodbarrow Lagoon, a flooded part of the former mine, which is described as a coastal lagoon.

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This lagoon is home to lots of different species of birds, animals and plants, which makes it a very beautiful place to have a walk. There are lovely views towards the reserve’s lakes and if you are lucky, you can even see some seals in the estuary.

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The day of our walk was quite windy and there were lots of clouds, which added to the charm of the location in my opinion! The walk is very easy and only about 5 kilometers and it was something quite different than the lakes and hills we had seen so far during our Lake District holiday.

We thoroughly appreciated the peace and quite of the reserve. Below you can see many more pics of that day… enjoy!

Love, Kathleen

This link will take you to a walk in the German Eifel region.

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