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Saunterings:  Walking in North-West England

Saunterings is a set of reflections based upon walks around the counties of Cumbria, Lancashire and North Yorkshire in North-West England (as defined in the Preamble). Below is a list of all Saunterings so far.
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     205.   Where is Subberthwaite Common?
     204.   In the Dock at Glasson
     203.   Orchids and Bogbeans at Sunbiggin
     202.   Pausing at Garstang
     201.   An Erratic Saunter from Austwick
devils bridge      200.   Up Hazelhurst Fell in the New National Landscape
     199.   Ten Features of Lancaster, Five Old, Five New
     198.   The Bitterns and Marsh Harriers are Booming
     197.   Around the Windmills of My Mind, Metaphorically Writing
     196.   From Motte to Motte: Arkholme to Hornby
     195.   A (Mis?)Guided Tour of Kirkby Lonsdale
     194.   Walking and Wincing, Locally
     193.   Reflections on Three Walks, Remembering Nicola Bulley
     192.   Who should we Trust with our Waterways?
     191.   Back in Barbondale
ullswater      190.   Sixty Lake District Tops in Sixty Days
     189.   The Standard Pen-y-ghent Walk
     188.   All Along the Eastern Shores of Ullswater
     187.   From Glenridding to Pooley Bridge on the Ullswater Way
     186.   Thoughts from the Towpath (Holme to Carnforth)
     185.   The Peace of Shap
     184.   Three Ways to Gawthorpe Hall
     183.   On the Moors and Pastures above Bentham
     182.   Along the North Fylde Esplanade
     181.   Trail-Blazing on Farleton Knott
blencathra      180.   Bowland at Heart
     179.   A Kendalian Intermezzo
     178.   Back in the Saddle of Blencathra
     177.   Two of the 'Dales 30': Fountains Fell and Darnbrook Fell
     176.   The Cragg – Clougha Cuckoo Circuit
     175.   White Scar, Whitbarrow and Witherslack
     174.   Morecambe Away and Home
     173.   Early Spring in Chapel-le-Dale
     172.   Out to Pasture in the District of Eden
     171.   Along the Ribble Way to Brockholes
ingleborough      170.   Nicky Nook and Landscape Art
     169.   A Quinquennial Ambulation over the Moor
     168.   To Lancashire’s Highest Point, Wherever It Is
     167.   Yealand Woods, Leighton Hall and the Pheasants
     166.   Bretherdale Then and Now
     165.   In Gisburn Forest in the Forest of Bowland
     164.   A Walk in the Kentmere Park
     163.   Baugh Fell and Alpacas
     162.   A Cracking Bit of Wensleydale
     161.   Caves, a Waterfall, Windmills and a Crocodile
overtown      160.   Levens Park and the River Kent
     159.   Up Dove Crag in Homage to Wainwright
     158.   Around the Kisdon Triangle: Muker, Keld and Thwaite
     157.   The Preesall Salt of the Earth
     156.   The Long and Winding Hornby Road
     155.   Two Sides of Bassenthwaite Lake and One of Derwent Water
     154.   Damming the Howgills
     153.   Thoughts from the Towpath (Galgate to Garstang)
     152.   Is the Purple Saxifrage on Ingleborough in Flower Yet?
     151.   From Cowan Bridge with the Brontës and Beyond
littledale      150.   Psychogeographic Walking around Burnley
     149.   Wayfinding and the Highfields
     148.   The Man on the Clapham Omnibus …
     147.   Snow-Walking in Littledale
     146.   A November Day around Grasmere and Rydal Water
     145.   Naturalising the Long Preston Deeps
     144.   Fencing The Clouds
     143.   Two Days as a Lake District Tourist
     142.   Eskmeals: Dunes, Estuary and Firing Range
     141.   In and Out of the Lake District, in the Ennerdale Region
dentdale      140.   Short-Circuiting Wharfedale
     139.   Ruskin’s View and a View of Ruskin’s View
     138.   Ghosts, Lunatics and Invincibles – but no longer
     137.   Bowness, Empty and Full
     136.   Green Fields or ‘Garden Village’?
     135.   By the Old Farmhouses of Dentdale
     134.   North and South in the Arnside and Silverdale AONB
     133.   The Limestone Hills East of Settle
     132.   Three Viaducts and a Tunnel of the Settle-Carlisle Railway
     131.   A Taste of the Kendal Mint
pen-y-ghent      130.   By the Lancaster Canal and the River Lune
     129.   From the Delights of Downham to the Heights of Pendle
     128.   Spring around Scout Scar
     127.   To Calf Top Top
     126.   Return to Roeburndale
               113-125 are about walking and walks from home during another lockdown.
               125.   “Walking is not a sport”
               124.   The Most Prominent Hills of North-West England
               123.   Over to Overton and Around Little Fylde
               122.   Walking Uphill and Walking Up a Hill
               121.   The Phantom Hills of Mallowdale Pike, High Stephen's Head and Gallows Hill
caton moor                120.   A Walk in Littledale in 1847
               119.   Silence, Serenity and Solitude
               118.   Coast-to-Coast in Six Days
               117.   Empirical Studies into Gender Differences in Hilly and Horizontal Pedestrianism
               116.   Are the Caton Windmills on their Last Legs?
               115.   Risk, Fear and Pain – or Beauty, Joy and Wonder?
               114.   Never Mind the Danger
               113.   White Stoats on Caton Moor
     112.   Walking around Pilling with Pink Feet
     111.   From Millstone Grit to Limestone
howgills      110.   Cloughs and Grit
     109.   Fair Snape: the Fairest Fell of Bowland
     108.   Westward Home!
     107.   Along the Sands from Millom to Silecroft
     106.   Twelve Ponds and a Power Station
     105.   An Autumn Stroll through Beetham Woods
     104.   From Bampton Grange to the Lake District's Highest Hills
     103.   Bogged Down around Rawcliffe Moss
     102.   Upper Ribblesdale: Drumlins, Three Peaks and a Cave
     101.   Passing the Time at Heysham
hawthornthwaite fell      100.   Crookdale and Horseshoes
     99.   Heather on Hawthornthwaite Fell
     98.   Karren and Flora on Hutton Roof Crags
     97.   Remeandering the Lyvennet
     96.   Castles and Towers from the Cross of Greet
     95.   Barbondale and the Dent Fault
             79-94 are about walks from home during the (first) coronavirus lockdown.
             94.   Away from It All on Caton Moor
             93.   The Brookhouse - Claughton Circular
             92.   The Small-Leaved Limes of Aughton Woods
             91.   The Littledale Cuckoos are Back!
lune ingleborough              90.   “One Form of Exercise – such as Walking” to the River
             89.   Tracking the Thirlmere Aqueduct
             88.   The Lune Millennium Park Artworks
             87.   Around the Claughton Clay Pit
             86.   Bluebells and Going Round the Lune Bend
             85.   The Tarn Brook Heronry
             84.   A Loop along Littledale Lanes
             83.   Gray's Seat and the View from the Crook o'Lune
             82.   A Peek into Artle Dale
             81.   The Lost Meander of the Lune
edisford br              80.   The Caton Moor Hares
             79.   Sand Martins by the Lune
     78.   Around Roeburndale
     77.   Bridging the Lower Little Ribble
     76.   The Belted Beauties of Sunderland
     75.   To Ward's Stone: A Classic Walk?
     74.   Blackpool Promenading
     73.   The Raygill Foraminifers
     72.   Turner and the Lune Aqueduct
     71.   Low in Low Barbondale
coniston hills      70.   Up the Conder
     69.   Lakeside, Finsthwaite Heights, Rusland Heights and Tourists
     68.   Landscape and the Howgills
     67.   The Consolation of Arant Haw
     66.   In Search of the Paythorne Salmon
     65.   Grisedale and Another Tarn
     64.   Beyond the Leagram Pale
     63.   These Are a Few of My Favourite 'Superficial Things': in Crummackdale
     62.   On and Off the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
     61.   Knott Alone
the nab      60.   The Longsleddale Green Lane
     59.   The 1 in 5,000 Hen Harriers of Bowland
     58.   From Hawes, in the Poet Laureate's Footsteps
     57.   A Blowy Lowsy Point
     56.   Cross Fell: The Apex of England
     55.   Butterflying on Whitbarrow
     54.   Follies around Flusco
     53.   Why? On the Wyre Way
     52.   Morecambe Bay - from Cark to Grange-over-Sands
     51.   On Wild Boar Fell
langdales      50.   With the Lune from Kirkby Lonsdale
     49.   Lingmoor Fell - For the Best Medium-High View in Lakeland?
     48.   With The Grane
     47.   The 'Wild Desert' of Kingsdale
     46.   To the Point of Winterburn Reservoir
     45.   Thoughts from the Towpath (Bilsborrow to Preston)
     44.   Interlude: We Are Sorry for the Delay ...
     43.   The Red Screes - Wansfell Question
     42.   Appreciating Long Meg and Lacy's Caves
     41.   Safe in Littledale
Singing ringing tree      40.   In the Borderlands of Burton-in-Lonsdale and Bentham
     39.   Halls Galore by the Middle Ribble
     38.   Reflections from Jeffrey's Mount
     37.   Whoopers on Thurnham Moss
     36.   The Flow and Ebb and Flow of Morecambe
     35.   Dufton Rocks
     34.   Thieveley Pike and the Singing Ringing Tree
     33.   Is Nappa Hall Napping - or Dying?
     32.   Russet Rusland Valley
     31.   Pink Stones on the Orton Fells
butter tubs rainbow      30.   Dunsop Bridge, Whitewell and Duchy-land
     29.   The Quiet End of the Ribble Way
     28.   Broughton Moor, or What's Left of It
     27.   The Footpaths of Anglezarke Moor
     26.   A Booze by Any Other Name
     25.   Mysterious Harkerside Moor
     24.   Up Ingleborough with the Holiday Crowds
     23.   The Kentmere Diatomite
     22.   In the Lancashire Yorkshire Dales
     21.   The Fortunes of Fleetwood
pendle      20.   On the Sunny Side of Pendle
     19.   Viewpoints around Keswick (part 2)
     18.   Viewpoints around Keswick (part 1)
     17.   Sheep-Wrecked Matterdale?
     16.   The Wildflowers of Sulber
     15.   On the Hobdale Fence
     14.   Logging Along the Cam High Road
     13.   The Cairns of Grisedale Pike
     12.   Uplifted by High Street
     11.   The Struggle over Boulsworth Hill
thirlmere      10.   The 'Hillfort' of Addlebrough
     9.   "The Prettiest Mere of All" Lakeland
     8.   What Price Catrigg Force?
     7.   Castling in Cumbria: From Brougham to Lowther
     6.   The Count of Flasby Fell
     5.   Circumperambulating Stocks Reservoir
     4.   In a Flap at Bolton-le-Sands
     3.   Zipping over or around Thirlmere
     2.   The Dentdale Diamonds
     1.   The Taming of Caton Moor

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Top photo: The western Howgills from Dillicar; Bottom photo: Blencathra from Great Mell Fell