This photograph looks in a northwesterly direction across the village of Little Urswick, down in the valley below, to the most southerly of the Lake District National Park mountains, Black Combe, seen in the distance.  Between the Furness peninsula and Black Combe, but not seen in this photograph, is the estuary of the River Duddon, one of the rivers draining the southern section of the English Lake District.  At this latitude on the peninsula the rocks are Carboniferous limestone approximately 370 million years in age.  These were deposited in warm shallow seas.  Black Combe is of a quite different rock type that is much older at approximately 500 million years.

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