Downloading the Google Earth Plug-In

This information is for people who have not yet downloaded the Google Earth Plugin. If you do not see a 3d image of Scafell Pike to the right, this page will be relevant to you.

Many people are familiar with the 2d Google Maps available free from the Google. Google Earth is closely related to Google Maps, but is a separate free product. In the context of this website, Google Earth is a downloadable browser plug in that enables people to view lake district terrain in 3d. This is especially good for people wanting to see 3d images of mountains that show their real shape from any angle or perspective. It is fully interactive to enable you to explore any part of the area that you choose.

Other mountains featured on this site include Helvellyn, Skiddaw, Blencathra, and Coniston Old Man. For a full list see the English Lake District home page.

The Google Earth Plugin can be downloaded free from this site. Just follow the instructions on the right. It should just take a couple of minutes for broadband users. I hope you enjoy seeing the Lake District from this new perspective.