By: Blonde One

Studying the maps of the area before a trip is one of the exciting things about walking in a new place. Here’s just some of the unfamiliar language that I needed to learn for my trip up to the beautiful Lake District:

Tarn – a mountain lake

Beck – a stream

Fell – mountain or hill

Force – waterfall

…Thwaite – a meadow or cleared land. Lots of place names have this as a suffix.

Crag – a steep or rugged cliff face

Pike – a pointed or conical hill

Part of the charm of my visit was learning the definitions of the lovely Northern dialect.