The remains of a lost Lake District village appear as heatwave dries up reservoir

Country ramblers have shared impressive pictures on social media.

Haweswater reservoir - Cumbria
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After countless days of sunshine and high temperatures, there have been threats of hosepipe bans across the country, sleepless nights for many, and a lot of fun in the sun.

However, one more unusual thing to have happened during the heatwave is the discovery of a lost village deep in the Cumbrian countryside.

The ruins of Mardale Green in the Lake District have been uncovered as Haweswater Reservoir has dried up in the heat. The reservoir has submerged the settlement since 1935, after the valley was intentionally flooded to collect water.

The reservoir was created to supply water to the Manchester area, so all the farms and buildings in the valley had to be demolished, including the village church and pub. All the residents were evicted.

The huge reservoir is four miles long and about half a mile wide, which emphasises the extreme nature of the country's recent weather in causing the drought.

As water levels have dropped due to the sweltering temperatures, the ruins of the drowned village of Mardale Green have started to appear. Stone walls and the ruins of the village bridge are now visible.

Many country ramblers have taken to social media to share their pictures of the dried up reservoir...

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Sunny trip out #drive #sunnyday #haweswater

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Haweswater looking a tad dry #haweswater #cumbria #reservoir #summer #sunshine

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Dry here ,mad to think k sheep grazed here and also this is usually flooded but not today not for a while,mad to think people lived here this was Mardale,it's like a old fashioned apocalyptic world,be mad to do diving further up and see the remains of the village and see if ghosts can swim :D #lakedistrict #haweswater

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#thelakedistrict #lakedistrict #Mardale #Haweswater #cumbria #lostvillage

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Haweswater Reservoir is now so low that you can see the walls and roads of the old village that was there before it was flooded after the war. #haweswater #cumbria #landscape #fuji #heatwave

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Haweswater, I have waited years to see this magical village..

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