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Slight Side

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Location type: Mountain
Location address: United Kingdom, Copeland
Number of texts: 1
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Slight Side is a fell in the English Lake District it stands 25 kilometers east southeast of the town of Whitehaven and reaches a height of 762 m (2,499 ft). Slight Side lies at the south western edge of the Scafell Massif, a four kilometre long crescent of high ground which includes the highest ground in England. The fells names derives from the Old Norse language and means “The mountain shieling with the level pastures”, it is a combination of the Norse words “sletta” and “saetr”. With a shieling meaning a shepherds hut or a mountain pasture used in the summer.

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