This map was published in 1818 and shows that most of the routes we use today were in place two hundred years ago. Interesting to see that the Park Head Road from Kiln Bank Cross and the Walney Scar Road are given the same rating as the way up the valley beyond Ulpha. The “main” route from Coniston to Ambleside is shown going over High Cross while the current route is only a minor track. It must have been a poor choice to make the climb over to Hawkshead Hill worthwhile.
February 2019 is the first!
The copper mine at Cockley Beck: poster 1858 and 6″ OS map 1852