Ruskin’s ‘loveliest’ view under threat in Kirkby Lonsdale

Tourist spot made famous by Ruskin, Turner and Wordsworth may be washed away if £1m is not found for repairs

An unspoiled, spirit-enhancing countryside view celebrated by the 19th-century critic and poet John Ruskin as one of the most beautiful in the world is under threat unless £1m can be raised.

It was after a visit in 1875 that Ruskin described the view over the River Lune from the churchyard of St Mary’s in Kirkby Lonsdale as “one of the loveliest in England, therefore in the world”.

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