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Thomas Hardy’s celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...More
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River Lune, Lancashire | Cumbria

The River Lune is located in the counties of Lancashire and Cumbria in England. The river derives its name from the Irish Celtic word for ‘pure’ or ‘health giving’. Flowing from its source at Ravenstondale Common, on the Pennine Hills , the river continues for 44 miles through Southern Cumbria until it meets the Irish Sea at Plover Scar. The town of Lancaster , and thus the county of Lancashire, are both named after the River Lune, which was once the site of the old Port of Lancaster. The river is a Biological Heritage Site and is a popular location with walkers, particularly in the area surrounding Devil’s Bridge.

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Other Lancashire Naturals

The Pennines
Forest of Bowland
Pendle Hill
River Ribble
Arnside and Silverdale
Morecambe Bay
River Irwell
River Wyre
Rossendale Valley
River Duddon

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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. - Douglas Adams
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On this day:
Drake Starts round the world voyage - 1577, Battle of Alton - 1643, Battle of the River Plate - 1939, Jackanory First Broadcast - 1965
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