Westmorland is a county in northern England in the Lake District
. It is bounded on the north and northwest by Cumberland
, on the north by Northumberland
, on the east by Durham
, and on the south and west by Lancashire
. Westmorland has access to the sea through the estuary of the Kent, which enters Morecambe Bay
between the main part of Lancashire
The county is mountainous, with tracts of moorland in the north and northeast. The chief rivers are the Eden in the north and the Lune and Kent in the south. There are vestiges of old Roman roads and camps. Westmorland was established as an administrative county in 1131.