The prominent hill is Farleton Knott (Farleton Fell), at 265m, with Holme Park Fell to the right. That, with Hutton Roof Crag (off the right of the image), is a nature reserve and SSSI, considered one of the best examples of limestone pavement in the UK. There are plans to extend the Arnside & Silverdale AONB eastwards to encompass it, providing further statutory protection.
The buildings are the villages of Holme, built alongside the Lancaster Canal, and Burton-in-Kendal, once an important market.
The hills on the extreme horizon are the Howgill Fells (part of the Pennines) near Sedbergh.
This may seem a quiet valley, but some of the UK's main transport routes pass between this wood and the hill: the centuries-old A6 main road from London to Scotland, the West Coast main railway line (again, London-Glasgow/Edinburgh), Lancaster Canal and the M6 motorway (the modern version of the A6), plus the Lancashire/Cumbria border.
The main reason I took this photo was that it corresponds to the view from the windows of an adjacent house. Imagine opening your curtains to this view every morning.
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