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Ullswater | by Darren Frodsham
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Many regard Ullswater as the most beautiful of the English lakes, it has been compared to Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. It is a typical Lake District narrow "ribbon lake" formed after the last ice age when a glacier scooped out the valley floor and when the glacier retreated, the deepened section filled with meltwater which became a lake. A total of three separate glaciers formed the lake. The surrounding mountains give Ullswater the shape of a stretched "Z" with three distinct segments (or 'reaches') that wind their way through the surrounding hills.

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Taken on May 30, 2012