|Computer Wallpapers of The Lake District Fells
The Vikings settled in Cumbria in the 10th Century from Ireland and the Isle of Man. With them they brought a language which is still evident today in many place names and words associated with the Lake District and Cumbria.
‘Fell’ derives from the Nordic word Fjell, which means Mountain.
Today, the word fell is defined as a treeless mountain landscape that has been sculpted by glaciers.
Sca comes from Skali, meaning shelter. So, Scafell means the mountain with a shelter.
Other examples include: Beck (stream), tarn (small lake meaning ‘teardrop’), ghyll (ravine), howe (small hill) and thwaite (clearing).
Windermere is named after the Viking chieftain, Vinandr.
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