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Answer #1: because there are many lakes in the Lake district (well, allowing that all the 'waters' and 'meres' are actually lakes; IIRC there's only actually one 'lake' there, Bassenthwaite), but only one Peke tribe that gave its name to the Peak district, via a bit of a shift in spelling.

Answer #2: so that smug pedants like me have something to complain about.
Jamie
11:59 AM, 19/05/16
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Interesting, so the Dark Peak, White Peak, many peaks argument doesn't apply. I wonder if Pecsaetan could equally well have fallen out as "Peak{')s District"...
(2) is probably correct.
Lina
12:57 PM, 19/05/16
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So there's more peaks in the Peak than lakes in the Lakes? Happy
Cat
2:40 AM, 20/05/16
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Mary: somewhat surprisingly, Chamonix is covered in Swiss Plaisir West, and it includes selected cragging and easy access longer routes up to 6a-6b ish. I think it's got a decent selection for the Aiguilles Rouges.
Cat
2:49 AM, 20/05/16
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How many alps are there in the Alps?
NickD
6:40 AM, 20/05/16
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I mean, the Alp District.
NickD
6:41 AM, 20/05/16
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Hey, in Oxford, if anyone's free and fancies a drink or ice cream or whatnot today or through the weekend, feel free to text Gwyn's phone at 07432071101 Happy
carolina
2:05 PM, 20/05/16
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I suspect no one will see this today, but we're heading to the Angel and Greyhound shortly for a couple of hours if anyone fancies joining.
carolina
11:40 AM, 22/05/16
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"The Lake District --> "the Lakes" (plural)
The Peak District --> "the Peak" (singular)
Why?" -- Lina


Now, if you ask any person who's seen a real peak, they will of course tell you that there are no Peaks in the Peak. Merely mild hills. Therefore there must be another origin for the word Peak there...

Something similar could probably be said for the Lakes... It couldn't be called the Mountain District could it? Clearly it is named it after the lakes because there are no mountains.
Wink
Foreign Troll

11:58 AM, 22/05/16
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i>It couldn't be called the Mountain District could it?
Well, no: the number of mountains in Scotland and Wales would have have made that a silly thing to do; whereas the number of lakes in that bit of Cumbria is remarkable
Pragmatic Non- Troll

10:48 PM, 22/05/16
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Mary: I've got a guide you could borrow but not sure when I'm likely to see you?
George
12:29 AM, 25/05/16
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"Mary: I've got a guide you could borrow but not sure when I'm likely to see you?" -- George

Which one is it? Trying to find the best book for the Aiguilles Rouges.
Mary
10:35 AM, 25/05/16
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"Trying to find the best book for the Aiguilles Rouges. " -- Mary

I am utterly certain that it will never qualify as the best book for the Aiguilles Rouges, but we've got a copy of Piola if you'd like to borrow it!
Jamie
10:34 AM, 26/05/16
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