Ribbon lakes are long, narrow lakes which fill the floor of many U-shaped valleys which were glaciated during the last ice age. They occur where a terminal moraine or rock barrier stretches acl growth and erosion during the last ice (before 20 000 years ago), which excavated large glacial troughs and deposited terminal moraines at the glacier snout. Where glacial valleys cross rock bands like oasis

of different hardness, softer rocks may have been eroded more deeply than harder rocks. Ribbon lakes formed after the ice age as outflowing streams were dammed by the moraine or filled the overdeepened parts of the valley floor.

Windermere peter rabibits house

the Lake District is a good example. 10.5 miles long and 1 mile wide, it is England's largest lake, fed by the River Brathay.

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