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Wikishire is where you may find the best of Britain and Ireland.

Wikishire is where you are; whether you are on the Shetland islands or the South Shetland Islands, or the places between, Wikishire is a growing guide on all you need to know about the British and Irish lands.

Tell the world what you love about your home. Each shire, from Kent to Kerry is here, with ever-growing detail; if your town or village is not in Wikishire, or if something important is missed out, then log on, then -

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Today is 28th July 2014.

This week's image is:

Mickle Fell, Yorkshire

Mickle Fell

Mickle Fell is Yorkshire's county top. It stands 2,585 feet high in the North Riding of Yorkshire, within the Pennines, and lies slightly off the main east-west watershed of the Pennines.

Mickle Fell It name is appropriate to it, meaning in the local dialect simply "Big Fell", from the Old Norse language. The fell lies in the middle of a large area of boggy moor and requires a long hike to get to it from any direction. Mickle Fell's distinctive outline makes it a recognisable object in views from the Lake District hills. South of Mickle Fell the ridge descends to the Stainmore Gap before rising again into the Yorkshire Dales. (Read more)

What is a wiki?

A wiki is a collaborative website with certain standard functions allowing easy editing of pages by anyone. At Wikishire, you may log on and start work right away.

Few things stay still for long, and here you can keep updating or improving the articles. A wiki is a constant work in progress.