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040207-15. © NRT, 2007

Panoramic view from the Great Stone of Fourstones, near Bentham, N.Yorks, UK, 4 February, 2007

This view describes a ~90° arc from approximately north-north-west to east-north-east, encompassing the three counties of Lancashire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire. Effectively, it shows the south-west boundary of the Yorkshire Dales, themselves part of the Pennines, the 'spine' of Great Britain.

Subsequent photos illustrate parts of the view in greater detail, but in summary:
The Eastern Fells of the Lake District are on the horizon at the extreme left, behind the Lune Valley.
The largest visible settlement is High Bentham (Low Bentham is out of sight to the left), whilst Ingleton is to the right, ~7 km away.
From left to right, the nearer hills are Middleton Fell, overlooking Barbondale, then Leck Fell/Casterton Fell rising to Gragareth and Crag Hill, then Whernside to the right of Kingsdale, then the plateau of White Scars rising to Ingleborough, gradually sloping back down to Thwaite Scars and Moughton. Behind them, on the far side of Ribblesdale, is Pen-y-ghent. The only summit I don't entirely recognise is the one at the extreme right; I think it's Fountains Fell.

So that's the Lake District National Park in the distance at the far left and the Yorkshire Dales National Park across most of the rest of the image. The photo itself was taken from within the Forest of Bowland AONB, the next conservation designation down the scale of countryside management.

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