Meathop and Ulpha
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Meathop and Ulpha is a civil parish in the South Lakeland district of the English county of Cumbria. Historically in Westmorland, it is located 3.6 miles (5.8 km) north east of Grange over Sands, 10.6 miles (17.1 km) south west of Kendal and 64.0 miles (103.0 km) south of Carlisle, between the confluence of the River Kent estuary and the River Winster. The parish has a population of 143, increasing slightly to 154 at the Census 2011.
There are two Sites of Special Scientific Interest in the parish:
- Meathop Moss is a raised peat-bog designated an SSSI for its biological interest. Leased by the Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves in 1919, it now belongs to the Cumbria Wildlife Trust.
- Meathop Woods and Quarry, which consists of woodland and a disused quarry on the side of a hill, has biological and geological interest.
- "Census 2001: Parish Headcounts: South Lakeland". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 October 2010.
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "Meathop Moss" (PDF). English Nature. Retrieved 8 November 2008.
- "Meathop Woods and Quarry" (PDF). English Nature. Retrieved 8 November 2008.
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