Category Archives: Westmorland Rivers

River Lune at Lincoln’s Inn Bridge near Sedbergh

The stretch of the River Lune near Sedbergh, although now wholly in Cumbria, used to be the boundary between Westmorland and Yorkshire. Lincoln’s Inn Bridge is on the A684 between Sedbergh and Kendal. It still has a foot in each … Continue reading

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Appleby in Westmorland

Appleby, in the heart of the Eden Valley, was traditionally the county town of Westmorland although ever since a severe fourteenth century attack by the Scots when many of its population were slaughtered it has not been the largest town. … Continue reading

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Orton Common and the Upper Lune Valley

This first photograph, taken from the Orton-Appleby road, close to the cattle grid at the top of the climb, looks southwards over Orton (in the trees) and Orton Common to Tebay and the Lune Gorge in the distance. To the … Continue reading

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The River Eden above Frank’s Bridge, Kirkby Stephen

Westmorland’s major river, the Eden, has many beautiful stretches from its source in Mallerstang all the way to it confluence with the Eamont, where it flows over the board into Cumberland. (In fairness it also has some splendid stretches beyond … Continue reading

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Rivers of Westmorland (Pigot, 1840)

An extract from the notes on “Westmoreland” in Pigot’s 1840 Atlas of the Counties of England. (I have split it into paragraphs for clarity; in the original it was a single paragraph). “This county is plentifully watered with rivers, the … Continue reading

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