Thurstonfield Lough

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Thurstonfield Lough
Location Cumbria, England
Coordinates 54°53′49″N3°03′43″W / 54.897°N 3.062°W / 54.897; -3.062 Coordinates: 54°53′49″N3°03′43″W / 54.897°N 3.062°W / 54.897; -3.062
Type Freshwater
Basin  countriesUnited Kingdom
Max. length1 mi (1.6 km)
Max. width1 mi (1.6 km)
Average depth2,743.2 m (9,000 ft)
Max. depth1 ft (0.30 m)
SettlementsCarlisle

Thurstonfield Lough is an open water lough near Carlisle, Cumbria, and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. [1] [2]

Site of Special Scientific Interest Conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom

A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Great Britain or an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) in the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man. SSSI/ASSIs are the basic building block of site-based nature conservation legislation and most other legal nature/geological conservation designations in the United Kingdom are based upon them, including national nature reserves, Ramsar sites, Special Protection Areas, and Special Areas of Conservation. The acronym "SSSI" is often pronounced "triple-S I".

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References

  1. "Thurstonfield Lough". designatedsites.naturalengland.org.uk.
  2. "Carlisle District: Rural Masterplanning - Thurstonfield" (PDF). Carlisle City Council. January 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2019.