Walking the 39 English counties - and beyond ....
|The 39 historic English counties from 1851 to 1965.
English counties in which we have, together, walked at least 8 miles, are listed below and linked to the associated page. Map of the counties here.
Also, Duncan has begun to dare to
hope he can walk all 86 traditional UK counties (plus 6 in Northern Ireland = 92)- hence the links on the list of Scottish counties (below).
What about Wales and Scotland?
Ancient Counties of Wales (1891)
Ancient Counties of Scotland 1890 to 1975
1. Caithness, 2. Sutherland, 3. Ross-shire (Ross & Cromarty from 1890). 4. Inverness-shire, 5. Nairnshire, 6. Morayshire, (also known as Elginshire until 1918), 7. Banffshire, 8. Aberdeenshire, 9. Kincardineshire, 10. Angus (Forfarshire until 1928), 11. Perthshire, 12. Argyllshire, 13. Buteshire, 14. Ayrshire, 15. Renfrewshire, 16. Dunbartonshire, 17. Stirlingshire, 18. Clackmannanshire, 19. Kinross-shire, 20. Fife, 21. East Lothian, (Haddingtonshire until 1921), 22. Midlothian (County of Edinburgh until 1890), 23. Linlithgowshire (West Lothian after 1924), 24. Lanarkshire, 25. Peebleshire, 26. Selkirkshire, 27. Berwickshire, 28. Roxburghshire, 29. Dumfriesshire, 30. Kirkcudbrightshire, 31. Wigtownshire, 32. Zetland (Shetland), 33. Orkney 34 Cromartyshire (Ross & Cromarty from 1890)
Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Derry / Londonderry, Tyrone (6)
Here is the full list of 92 UK counties in A-Z order following the rules laid down by The Historic Counties Standard.
Aberdeenshire, Anglesey, Angus, Antrim, Argyllshire, Armagh, Ayrshire, Banffshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Berwickshire, Brecknockshire, Buckinghamshire, Buteshire, Caernarfonshire, Caithness, Cambridgeshire, Cardiganshire,, Carmarthenshire, Cheshire, Clackmannanshire, Cornwall, Cromartyshire, Cumberland, Denbighshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Down, Dumfriesshire, Dunbartonshire, Durham, East Lothian, Essex, Fermanagh, Fife, Flintshire, Glamorganshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Inverness-shire, Kent, Kincardineshire, Kinross-shire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Lanarkshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Londonderry, Merionethshire, Middlesex, Midlothian, Monmouthshire,, Montgomeryshire, Morayshire, Nairnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Orkney, Oxfordshire, Peeblesshire, Pembrokeshire, Perthshire, Radnorshire, Renfrewshire, Ross-shire, Roxburghshire, Rutland, Selkirkshire, Shetland, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Stirlingshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Sutherland, Tyrone, Warwickshire, West Lothian, Westmorland, Wigtownshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire.
See also the full text of Daniel Defoe's "Tour through the whole Island of Great Britain" (1724-1727)