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  • proper n. A valley in Lake District of Cumbria, England.


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  • Since then the occasion has graced every valley from Borrowdale to Ennerdale, from Wasdale to Eskdale, taking in the peaks in between.

    Country diary: Kentmere

  • Wild swimming is being encouraged in areas like this at Galleny Force, Langstrath Beck, Borrowdale, Lake District.

    Weatherwatch: The feel good factor of wild swimming

  • He also set the sublime tone, as in his famous account of the Jaws of Borrowdale, like a pass in the Alps "strewed with piles of fragments strangely thrown across each other, and of a dreadful bulk".

    A passion for painting in the Lake District

  • And drama, too, in the cloud-filled bowl of Thomas Girtin's Borrowdale, commissioned to develop one of Sir George Beaumont's own sketches, so the catalogue tells us, and "turn an on-the-spot record into a work of art".

    A passion for painting in the Lake District

  • My last interest in a Lakeland butterfly was being scared witless by the Hitchcock-type film, The Clouded Yellow, in which Jean Simmons and Trevor Howard clung petrified to the slippery rocks of Sourmilk Gill above Borrowdale as a police helicopter hovered overhead.

    Country diary: Wasdale, Lake District

  • The horses wheeling and stamping, Major Meredith Motley, master of the Borrowdale hounds checking the time, cursing roundly as he trips over my casually outstretched boot, depositing him arse first in the mire.

    First Blood

  • With Rusty leading and while still very much a novice, Stanley made the first live broadcast commentary from a rock face Shepherd's Crag in Borrowdale.

    Stanley Williamson obituary

  • Tell me about Borrowdale dance, Congolese dance, not forgetting Flawless.

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  • In December 1883, one uprooted the immense Borrowdale yew tree which Wordsworth described, and carried it into the lake.

    A seasonal lament

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