The Old Lakes of High & Low Water

 

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 Pictured above are the original Lakes of High and Low Water that went on to be covered by the much higher level of the Haweswater reservoir, the narrowing at the middle of the two half's was called the Straits, which was caused by the constant outfall from Measand beck, this area was known as Measand.

 On the opposite side of the lake is the new service road under construction, the new level now rises towards and just under it this puts the picture around the mid  to late twenties, the southern end of the valley is still with meadow and farm.

 

 Another view of Measand, this time looking north along the valley, on the right is High buildings and the old road hugging the lake shore, the roof slate from the small barn, have already been taken away to use somewhere else.

 

 

 Cattle grazing opposite Walla Crag at Low Water

 

 

 Taken adjacent to Walla Crag on the eastern shore and next to the boat house, Walla Crag is surrounded by one of the best ancient oak woods in Europe, which has survived untouched by man, machine and concreter, pick, crane and dynamite.

 

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