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Saunterings:  Walking in North-West England

Areas

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               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
              143.   Two Days as a Lake District Tourist
              17.   Sheep-Wrecked Matterdale?
              7.   Castling in Cumbria: From Brougham to Lowther
        south half of this map
              104.   From Bampton Grange to the Lake District's Highest Hills
              65.   Grisedale and Another Tarn
              12.   Uplifted by High Street
              3.   Zipping around Thirlmere

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)
              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
              51.   On Wild Boar Fell
              38.   Reflections from Jeffrey's Mount
        south half of this map
              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
              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
              100.   Crookdale and Horseshoes
              60.   The Longsleddale Green Lane
              23.   The Kentmere Diatomite
        south half of this map
              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)
        north half of this map
              105.   An Autumn Stroll through Beetham Woods
              69.   Lakeside, Finsthwaite Heights, Rusland Heights and Tourists
              55.   Butterflying on Whitbarrow
              32.   Russet Rusland Valley
        south half of this map
              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)
              26.   A Booze by Any Other Name
              25.   Mysterious Harkerside Moor
    south sheet (from Askrigg in Wensleydale to Kettlewell in Wharfedale)
              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
              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
              62.   On and Off the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
              50.   With the Lune from Kirkby Lonsdale
              40.   In the Borderlands of Burton-in-Lonsdale and Bentham
              24.   Up Ingleborough with the Holiday Crowds
              47.   The 'Wild Desert' of Kingsdale
        southeast quarter of this map
              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
              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
              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
                       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
              126.   Return to Roeburndale
              108.   Westward Home!
              96.   Castles and Towers from the Cross of Greet
              78.   Around Roeburndale
        southwest quarter of this map
              109.   Fair Snape: the Fairest Fell of Bowland
              99.   Heather on Hawthornthwaite Fell
        southeast quarter of this map
              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)
              133.   The Limestone Hills East of Settle
              77.   Bridging the Lower Little Ribble
              66.   In Search of the Paythorne Salmon
              5.   Circumperambulating Stocks Reservoir

OL21:  South Pennines (Burnley, Hebden Bridge, Keighley & Todmorden)
    north sheet (from Skipton to 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)
              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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Blencathra

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