Torver

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Torver
Torver Deli and The Wilson Arms (geograph 3627372).jpg
Torver Deli and The Wilson Arms public house
Torver is located in Cumbria
Torver
Torver
Location within Cumbria
OS grid referenceSD283941
Civil parish
  • Torver
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCONISTON
Postcode districtLA21
Dialling code015394
PoliceCumbria
FireCumbria
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
54°20′13″N 3°06′07″W / 54.337°N 3.102°W / 54.337; -3.102Coordinates: 54°20′13″N 3°06′07″W / 54.337°N 3.102°W / 54.337; -3.102

Torver is a hamlet and civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria 3 miles (4.8 km) south west of the village of Coniston and 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Coniston Water. Owing to the minimal population details are maintained under the parish of Blawith and Subberthwaite.

Farming has always played an important part in Torver's history, though slate mining increased when the Coniston branch of the Furness Railway was opened in the 19th century (it subsequently closed in 1958). Nowadays, the hamlet remains a starting point for many walks around the Duddon Valley and Coniston Water, an area popularised by William Wordsworth.

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