Rosthwaite, Borrowdale, Cumbria

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Borrowdale - Rosthwaite.jpg
Rosthwaite is located in Cumbria
Rosthwaite shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY257148
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KESWICK
Postcode district CA12
Dialling code 017687
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°31′25″N 3°08′49″W / 54.523522°N 3.146982°W / 54.523522; -3.146982Coordinates: 54°31′25″N 3°08′49″W / 54.523522°N 3.146982°W / 54.523522; -3.146982

Rosthwaite is a settlement in Borrowdale in the English Lake District. It lies on the B5289 road to the south of Derwent Water and to the east of the Honister Pass in the county of Cumbria.

Historically part of Cumberland, the nearest town to Rosthwaite is Keswick, which is situated approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) to the north.

For local government purposes Rosthwaite forms part of the civil parish of Borrowdale, the district of Allerdale, and the county of Cumbria. It is within the Workington constituency of the United Kingdom Parliament, and the North West England constituency of the European Parliament.[1]

Geographical features[edit]

Rosthwaite is host to many interesting post-glacial geographical features. The town nestles underneath the How, a large roche moutonnée, with a smaller roche moutonnée being further to the west.

Near to and within Rosthwaite is also a set of terminal moraines which show the staggered retreat of the Stonethwaite Glacier. These are quite obvious, with the middle and best preserved moraine being found NY 258145.

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  1. ^ "Election Maps". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-03.