Sunday, 11 November 2007

Remembrance Sunday

If you have enjoyed walking, climbing or simply visiting the Lake District, you have been part of a memorial to the members of the Fell and Rock Climbers Club who died in the Great War.

In 1923 the Lingmell, Great End, Allan Crags, Green Gable, Great Gable, Kirkfell and some other peaks were bought in memory of the fallen walkers and climbers and handed over to the National Trust.

Afar in foreign graves they lie,
Not here where they could wish to be,
"Under the wide and starry sky,"
Upheld by British crag and scree.
And yet we felt their spirits dwell
Amidst the circumambient air,
Above the heights they loved so well,
Austere, enchanting, cloud-capped, bare.
For those who bravely die, 'twas said,
Their tomb is the wide earth's extent,
And Gable is for these, our dead,
Their playground, and their monument.

You can read more about that day here

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