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.