Wray Castle and the Langdale Pikes
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Claife is a civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England. It is situated west of Windermere, and east of Esthwaite Water and the village of Hawkshead. In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 392, reducing to 298 at the 2011 census. Settlements in the parish include two villages, Near and Far Sawrey in the south; and the hamlets of High Wray, Low Wray, Colthouse and Loanthwaite in the north.
In the central area of the parish is Claife Heights, a hilly area which rises to 800 feet (240 m) above sea level at Latterbarrow and contains several tarns. There is one major road in the parish, the B5285 connecting Hawkshead to the Windermere Ferry terminus at Far Sawrey.
At Low Wray is Wray Castle, a 19th-century house and grounds now owned by the National Trust. Many of the woodlands in the parish, including the area alongside Windermere are part of the National Trust's Hawkshead and Claife property.
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- "Parish information from the 2001 census" (PDF). Cumbria County Council. Retrieved 2009-02-14.
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 10 June 2015.
- "'Townships: Claife', A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 8 (1914)". University of London & History of Parliament Trust. p. 380. Retrieved 2009-02-14.
- "Hawkshead and Claife". National Trust. Retrieved 2009-02-14.
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