Acrylic Fridge Magnet of Lake District in Cumbria, United Kingdom
This is an acrylic fridge magnet souvenir of the Lake District in Cumbria, United Kingdom.The Lake District, also commonly known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. The four highest mountains in the Lake District exceed 3000 ft (914m). They are Scafell Pike, 978 m (3,210 ft), Scafell, 965 m (3,162 ft), Helvellyn, 951 m (3,118 ft) and Skiddaw, 931 m (3,054 ft). Only one of the lakes in the Lake District is called a lake, Bassenthwaite Lake. All the others such as Windermere, Coniston Water, Ullswater and Buttermere are meres, tarns and waters, with mere being the least common and water being the most common. It is a popular holiday destination, famous for its forests, and mountains (or fells), and its associations with the early nineteenth-century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets. The Lakes were designated a National Park in 1951, and is the most visited national park in the United Kingdom with more than 23 million annual day visits. There are road warning signals for Red squirrels. The Lakes District is a major sanctuary for red squirrels. The lakes of the Lake District support three rare and endangered species of fish: the vendace, the schelly and the Arctic charr.
Industry In The Lakes District
With a range of rock types and their use in landscape, mining and quarrying have been significant industries in the Lake District economy. In Neolithic times, the Lake District was a major source of stone axes, examples have been found all over Britain. Mining of copper, lead (associated with quantities of silver), baryte, graphite and slate, has been a Lakeland industry from the 16th century to the 19th century. Woodland was used extensively to provide charcoal for smelting. The locally mined graphite led to the development of the pencil industry, especially around Keswick. In the middle of the 19th century, half the world textile industry's bobbin supply came from the Lake District area (bobbins were made from wood from trees grown there). Over the past century, tourism has grown to become the area's primary source of income.