Our Sea View

Although we don't exactly live on the coast, we have good views of Morecambe Bay and the multiple layers of the south Cumbrian hills that lie beyond. This photo was taken this week, during our current very warm and dry spell, and shows the hills receding into the haze.
Our view across Morecambe Bay and beyond
The mass of water is the north-east part of Morecambe Bay on the far shore of which can be seen Grange-over-Sands on the right, about 8 miles away, and part of the Cartmel Peninsula. The highest point on the Cartmel Peninsula is about 200 metres above sea level.

The next layer, slightly more hazy, is the Furness Peninsula looking across the higher hills north of Ulverson (12 miles away) towards Broughton-in-Furness (20 miles away). The hills of the Furness Peninsula are higher and those in the centre of the view reach about 330 metres.

Beyond the Furness Peninsula is the final (unnamed) peninsula before the west coast. From our vantage point we can see two parts of this peninsula peeping over the top of the Furness Peninsula. On the left is Black Combe, about 25 miles away. At a height of 600 metres it narrowly misses out on being a 'mountain' which it is generally agreed must be over 2,000 feet or 610 metres. On the right of the picture is the slightly lower Whitfell, at 573 metres. Between the two is Bootle Fell which is much lower and is hidden from view behind the Furness Peninsula.

From different viewing points we can also see some of the Lake District's true mountains which lie further to the north. But this view of Morecambe Bay and the gentle hills disappearing into the distance is very soothing, especially on a bright sunny day.
Map of the local area showing the direction of view from the vantage point in the south east