Post by David & Heather Pitt on Jul 22, 2017 17:47:03 GMT
An initiative by honorary members Ron Scholes and David Pitt has resulted in a wonderful tribute to AW.
A hitherto unnamed tarn between Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell in Mallerstang in the Eden valley is to be named Swarth Fell Tarn as tribute to AW given his well-known love of maps and the work of the Ordnance Survey and also to mark the extension of the Yorkshire Dales National Park into that area of Cumbria. The tarn is shown on Walk 28 in the pictorial guide ‘Walks on the Howgills Fells and adjoining fells’ – a walk over Wild Boar Fell and Swarth Fell.
Following an approach by the landowner and the Mallerstang Parish Meeting the Ordnance Survey has agreed to add the name to their database and it will feature on future reprints of Explorer and Landranger maps.
"Give me a map to look, and I am content. Give me a map of country that I know, and I am comforted: I live my travels over again; step by step I recall the journeys I have made; half-forgotten incidents spring vividly to mind, and again I can suffer and rejoice at experiences which are once more made very real." AW in A Pennine Journey