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thelonningsguy

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Saying hello from the lonnings of Cumbria
« on: 16:57:35, 22/02/20 »
Greetings - I'm a keen walker and writer from Cumbria where I've lived since 2005 (the wife was brought up here). I was quickly enchanted by the Lake District of course but more so by 'real' Cumbria with its network of lonnings, trods, corpse roads and other delightful names for footpaths. I love walking the paths but also enjoy researching the history of them and any legends or folklore about the paths. Looking forward to sharing notes with fellow WalkingForum folk.

Bigfoot_Mike

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Re: Saying hello from the lonnings of Cumbria
« Reply #1 on: 18:05:04, 22/02/20 »
Welcome from Aberdeenshire

vghikers

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Re: Saying hello from the lonnings of Cumbria
« Reply #2 on: 19:26:54, 22/02/20 »
Welcome from Manchester  :)

Lonnings - not heard that one before.

emdaw

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Re: Saying hello from the lonnings of Cumbria
« Reply #3 on: 08:36:56, 23/02/20 »
Hello and welcome from another new Cumbrian member. I had not heard of a lonning before we moved here 3 years ago. We have lots of lonnings to wander along in the Eden Valley which make for very pleasant walking especially at the moment as our local fells are a bog fest.

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Re: Saying hello from the lonnings of Cumbria
« Reply #4 on: 08:45:13, 23/02/20 »

Hi and welcome to the forum.

I decided to google lonning and discovered this
http://lakedistrictletters.blogspot.com/2013/09/cumbrian-lonnings.html
which I then realised was written by you.

Strider

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Re: Saying hello from the lonnings of Cumbria
« Reply #5 on: 21:04:44, 23/02/20 »
This side of the border we have some minor roads linking main roads which are called 'loanings'; I assume it's the same thing
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Re: Saying hello from the lonnings of Cumbria
« Reply #6 on: 14:46:54, 24/02/20 »
Hi & welcome from the Peak District O0


Tracey :)
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thelonningsguy

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Re: Saying hello from the lonnings of Cumbria
« Reply #7 on: 16:17:23, 24/02/20 »
Thank you for the welcomes! Lonnings are just one type of path in Cumbria and I suspect if members of this forum all listed the local names for their paths we'd have a very long but fascinating list!

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Re: Saying hello from the lonnings of Cumbria
« Reply #8 on: 19:37:53, 24/02/20 »
I know two lonnings near Cockermouth that I've walked. Seacross and Green. They are lovely paths.

Yes, it is lonnen in the north east, I walked plenty of them when I lived over there  :)
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