Looking across the lagoon at Hodbarrow RSPB reserve near Millom in Cumbria. The area was once the site of one of the world’s richest haematite iron ore mines. Today the mines are flooded and are home to a holiday village and water ski centre and a Royal Society For The Protection Of Birds nature reserve. All that remains of the iron works is the vast sea wall around the nature reserve
Hodbarrow Lagoon is the largest stretch of coastal open water in north-west England. Source Englishlakes.com
Beyond the lagoon,seen here from the sea wall, the old lighthouse and a view of the Lakeland Fells,including Scafell and Scafell Pike (2nd highest and highest in England), Bowfell,Crinkle Crags and the Coniston Fells.
Sony Alpha 350 DSLR 18-70 lens,single RAW tonemapped in Photomatix