In the Red Corner, you’ll come across the fictional town of Cairndale. With a little editing (and many apologies to Google), you can see where Cairndale lies in this image (click the pic to see it in more detail:
There are other apologies due – to the residents of Carnforth, Milnthorpe, Silverdale, and many other villages, all of whom saw their communities disappear to make way for Cairndale, Byford and the rest.
In this alternative universe, the river Cowan forms the boundary between Lancashire & Westmorland; in the words of Vera Stanhope, “Cumbria? Never heard of it!”