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Saunterings:  Walking in North-West England


The walks described in Saunterings (a set of reflections based upon walks around the counties of Cumbria, Lancashire and North Yorkshire in North-West England) were in the Areas listed below, indicated by the relevant Ordnance Survey map, from north to south:

OL4 (NW Lakes)  |   OL5 (NE Lakes)  |   OL31 (N Pennines)  |   OL19 (Howgills)  |   OL6 (SW Lakes)  |   OL7 (SE Lakes)  |   OL30 (N Dales)  |   OL2 (S Dales)  |  
296 (Lancaster, Morecambe)  |   OL41 (Bowland)  |   OL21 (S Pennines)  |   286 (Blackpool, Preston)  |   287 (W Pennine Moors)

OL4:  The English Lakes, north-western area (Keswick, Cockermouth & Wigton)
    north sheet (north of Cockermouth, from Maryport to Bassenthwaite)
              19.   Viewpoints around Keswick (part 2)
    south sheet (including Ennerdale and Derwent Water)
derwent water               155.   Two Sides of Bassenthwaite Lake and One of Derwent Water
              141.   In and Out of the Lake District, in the Ennerdale Region
              18.   Viewpoints around Keswick (part 1)

OL5:  The English Lakes, north-eastern area (Penrith, Patterdale & Caldbeck)
    north sheet (north of Penrith, from Caldbeck to Kirkoswald)
              61.   Knott Alone
              54.   Follies around Flusco
              42.   Appreciating Meg and Lucy
    south sheet (including Thirlmere, Ullswater and Haweswater)
        north half of this map
              188.   All Along the Eastern Shores of Ullswater
              178.   Back in the Saddle of Blencathra
              143.   Two Days as a Lake District Tourist
ullswater               17.   Sheep-Wrecked Matterdale?
              7.   Castling in Cumbria: From Brougham to Lowther
        southwest quarter of this map
              187.   From Glenridding to Pooley Bridge on the Ullswater Way
              65.   Grisedale and Another Tarn
              12.   Uplifted by High Street
              3.   Zipping over or around Thirlmere
        southeast quarter of this map
              185.   The Peace of Shap
              104.   From Bampton Grange to the Lake District's Highest Hills

OL31:  North Pennines (Teesdale & Weardale)
cross fell               56.   Cross Fell: The Apex of England

OL19:  Howgill Fells and Upper Eden Valley
    north sheet (north of Kirkby Stephen, from Maulds Meaburn to Brough)
              172.   Out to Pasture in the District of Eden
              97.   Remeandering the Lyvennet
              35.   Dufton Rocks
              31.   Pink Stones on the Orton Fells
    south sheet (from Orton to Hardraw)
        north half of this map
              154.   Damming the Howgills
              144.   Fencing The Clouds
the nab               51.   On Wild Boar Fell
              38.   Reflections from Jeffrey's Mount
        south half of this map
              163.   Baugh Fell and Alpacas
              68.   Landscape and the Howgills
              67.   The Consolation of Arant Haw
              15.   On the Hobdale Fence
              13.   The Cairns of Grisedale Pike
              2.   The Dentdale Diamonds

OL6:  The English Lakes, south-western area (Coniston, Ulverston & Barrow-in-Furness)
    north sheet (from Seascale to Coniston, including Wast Water)
white maiden               142.   Eskmeals: Dunes, Estuary and Firing Range
              28.   Broughton Moor, or What's Left of It
    south sheet (from Bootle to Barrow)
              107.   Along the Sands from Millom to Silecroft
              57.   A Blowy Lowsy Point

OL7:  The English Lakes, south-eastern area (Windermere, Kendal & Silverdale)
    north sheet (from Grasmere to Kendal, including Windermere)
        northwest quarter of this map
              159.   Up Dove Crag in Homage to Wainwright
              146.   A November Day around Grasmere and Rydal Water
              49.   Lingmoor Fell - For the Best Medium-High View in Lakeland?
              43.   The Red Screes - Wansfell Question
easedale tarn               9.   "The Prettiest Mere of All" Lakeland
        northeast quarter of this map
              166.   Bretherdale Then and Now
              100.   Crookdale and Horseshoes
              60.   The Longsleddale Green Lane
              23.   The Kentmere Diatomite
        south half of this map
              179.   A Kendalian Intermezzo
              164.   A Walk in the Kentmere Park
              137.   Bowness, Empty and Full
              131.   A Taste of the Kendal Mint
              128.   Spring around Scout Scar
    south sheet (north of Carnforth, from Penny Bridge to Burton-in-Kendal)
        northwest quarter of this map
rusland               69.   Lakeside, Finsthwaite Heights, Rusland Heights and Tourists
              32.   Russet Rusland Valley
        northeast quarter of this map
              181.   Trail-Blazing on Farleton Knott
              175.   White Scar, Whitbarrow and Witherslack
              160.   Levens Park and the River Kent
              105.   An Autumn Stroll through Beetham Woods
              55.   Butterflying on Whitbarrow
        south half of this map
              186.   Thoughts from the Towpath (Holme to Carnforth)
              167.   Yealand Woods, Leighton Hall and the Pheasants
              134.   North and South in the Arnside and Silverdale AONB
              98.   Karren and Flora on Hutton Roof Crags
cartmel sands               52.   Morecambe Bay - from Cark to Grange-over-Sands

OL30:  Yorkshire Dales, northern and central areas (Wensleydale & Swaledale)
    north sheet (from Keld to Marske, including Swaledale)
              158.   Around the Kisdon Triangle: Muker, Keld and Thwaite
              26.   A Booze by Any Other Name
              25.   Mysterious Harkerside Moor
    south sheet (from Askrigg in Wensleydale to Kettlewell in Wharfedale)
              177.   Two of the 'Dales 30': Fountains Fell and Darnbrook Fell
              162.   A Cracking Bit of Wensleydale
              58.   From Hawes, in the Poet Laureate's Footsteps
              33.   Is Nappa Hall Napping - or Dying?
              10.   The 'Hillfort' of Addlebrough

OL2:  Yorkshire Dales, southern and western areas (Whernside, Ingleborough & Pen-y-ghent)
    west sheet (from Kirkby Lonsdale to Pen-y-ghent)
        northwest quarter of this map
              191.   Back in Barbondale
              139.   Ruskin’s View and a View of Ruskin’s View
              135.   By the Old Farmhouses of Dentdale
              127.   To Calf Top Top
howgills               106.   Twelve Ponds and a Power Station
              95.   Barbondale and the Dent Fault
              71.   Low in Low Barbondale
        northeast quarter of this map
              132.   Three Viaducts and a Tunnel of the Settle-Carlisle Railway
              14.   Logging Along the Cam High Road
        southwest quarter of this map
              196.   From Motte to Motte: Arkholme to Hornby
              195.   A (Mis?)Guided Tour of Kirkby Lonsdale
              173.   Early Spring in Chapel-le-Dale
              168.   To Lancashire’s Highest Point, Wherever It Is
              161.   Caves, a Waterfall, Windmills and a Crocodile
              152.   Is the Purple Saxifrage on Ingleborough in Flower Yet?
              151.   From Cowan Bridge with the Brontës and Beyond
              62.   On and Off the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
              50.   With the Lune from Kirkby Lonsdale
              47.   The 'Wild Desert' of Kingsdale
              40.   In the Borderlands of Burton-in-Lonsdale and Bentham
              24.   Up Ingleborough with the Holiday Crowds
        southeast quarter of this map
              189.   The Standard Pen-y-ghent Walk
              148.   The Man on the Clapham Omnibus …
              102.   Upper Ribblesdale: Drumlins, Three Peaks and a Cave
austwick               63.   These Are a Few of My Favourite 'Superficial Things': in Crummackdale
              22.   In the Lancashire Yorkshire Dales
              16.   The Wildflowers of Sulber
    south sheet (from Settle to Bolton Abbey)
              140.   Short-Circuiting Wharfedale
              46.   To the Point of Winterburn Reservoir
              8.   What Price Catrigg Force?
              6.   The Count of Flasby Fell

296:  Lancaster, Morecambe and Fleetwood
        north half of this map
              174.   Morecambe Away and Home
              136.   Green Fields or ‘Garden Village’?
              130.   By the Lancaster Canal and the River Lune
              123.   Over to Overton and Around Little Fylde
              101.   Passing the Time at Heysham
              76.   The Belted Beauties of Sunderland
              70.   Up the Conder
              37.   Whoopers on Thurnham Moss
midland hotel               36.   The Flow and Ebb and Flow of Morecambe
              4.   In a Flap at Bolton-le-Sands
        south half of this map
              193.   Reflections on Three Walks, Remembering Nicola Bulley
              182.   Along the North Fylde Esplanade
              157.   The Preesall Salt of the Earth
              153.   Thoughts from the Towpath (Galgate to Garstang)
              112.   Walking around Pilling with Pink Feet
              103.   Bogged Down around Rawcliffe Moss
              21.   The Fortunes of Fleetwood

OL41:  Forest of Bowland and Ribblesdale (Pendle Hill, Clitheroe & Settle)
    west sheet (from Hornby to Chipping)
        northwest quarter of this map
              197.   Around the Windmills of My Mind, Metaphorically Writing
              194.   Walking and Wincing, Locally
              192.   Who should we Trust with our Waterways?
              176.   The Cragg – Clougha Cuckoo Circuit
              169.   A Quinquennial Ambulation over the Moor
              149.   Wayfinding and the Highfields
              147.   Snow-Walking in Littledale
                       113-125 are about walking and walks from home during another lockdown.
                       125.   “Walking is not a Sport”
black combe                        124.   The Most Prominent Hills of North-West England
                       122.   Walking Uphill and Walking Up a Hill
                       121.   The Phantom Hills of Mallowdale Pike, High Stephen’s Head and Gallows Hill
                       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?
caton moor                        115.   Risk, Fear and Pain – or Beauty, Joy and Wonder?
                       114.   Never Mind the Danger
                       113.   White Stoats on Caton Moor
              111.   From Millstone Grit to Limestone
              110.   Cloughs and Grit
                       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!   
                       90.   “One Form of Exercise – such as Walking” to the River
waterworks bridge                        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
                       80.   The Caton Moor Hares   
                       79.   Sand Martins by the Lune   
              75.   To Ward's Stone: A Classic Walk?
              72.   Turner and the Lune Aqueduct
littledale               41.   Safe in Littledale
              1.   The Taming of Caton Moor
        northeast quarter of this map
              183.   On the Moors and Pastures above Bentham
              156.   The Long and Winding Hornby Road
              126.   Return to Roeburndale
              108.   Westward Home!
              96.   Castles and Towers from the Cross of Greet
              78.   Around Roeburndale
        southwest quarter of this map
              170.   Nicky Nook and Landscape Art
              109.   Fair Snape: the Fairest Fell of Bowland
              99.   Heather on Hawthornthwaite Fell
        southeast quarter of this map
              180.   Bowland at Heart
              64.   Beyond the Leagram Pale
              59.   The 1 in 5,000 Hen Harriers of Bowland
              53.   Why? On the Wyre Way
totridge               30.   Dunsop Bridge, Whitewell and Duchy-land
    east sheet (from Settle to Barrowford)
        north half of this map
              165.   In Gisburn Forest in the Forest of Bowland
              145.   Naturalising the Long Preston Deeps
              133.   The Limestone Hills East of Settle
              66.   In Search of the Paythorne Salmon
              5.   Circumperambulating Stocks Reservoir
        south half of this map
              77.   Bridging the Lower Little Ribble

OL21:  South Pennines (Burnley, Hebden Bridge, Keighley & Todmorden)
    north sheet (from Skipton to Burnley)
              184.   Three Ways to Gawthorpe Hall
              150.   Psychogeographic Walking around Burnley
              129.   From the Delights of Downham to the Heights of Pendle
              73.   The Raygill Foraminifers
              20.   On the Sunny Side of Pendle
              11.   The Struggle over Boulsworth Hill
    south sheet (from Hebden Bridge to Littleborough)
singing ringing tree               34.   Thieveley Pike and the Singing Ringing Tree

286:  Blackpool and Preston (Lytham St Anne's & Leyland)
              171.   Along the Ribble Way to Brockholes
              138.   Ghosts, Lunatics and Invincibles – but no longer
              74.   Blackpool Promenading
              45.   Thoughts from the Towpath (Bilsborrow to Preston)
              29.   The Quiet End of the Ribble Way

287:  West Pennine Moors (Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington & Bolton North)
              48.   With The Grane
              39.   Halls Galore by the Middle Ribble
              27.   The Footpaths of Anglezarke Moor

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