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River Duddon, Cumbria | Lancashire

River Duddon
The River Duddon is a 15 mile long river located in Cumbria, England.
The river marks the boundary between Lancashire and the historic
county of Cumberland. The river is narrow and joins the Irish Sea at
Duddon Sands. As well as being populated by sea trout and wild
brownies, the River Duddon is a large salmon fishery. During 1818 and
1819 the river inspired William Wordsworth to write several sonnets
about it entitled, ‘The River Duddon, a Series of Sonnets’ which was
published in 1820 in Miscellaneous Poems, Vol III.

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Helvellyn
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Ullswater
Bassenthwaite Lake
Solway Coast
North Pennines
Solway Firth
Coniston Water
Wastwater
Arnside and Silverdale
ScaFell
Borrowdale
Buttermere
Aira Force
Duddon Valley
Barrow Island
Walney Island
River Wampool
River Ehen
River Lune
River Cocker
River Esk

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It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Arthur Conan Doyle
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On this day:
England’s Worst Mining Disaster - 1866, Marconi sends 1st transatlantic wireless message - 1901, Marples Hotel Tragedy - 1940, Peace Women Embrace Greenham Common - 1982, Clapham rail disaster - 1988
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