Grange over Sands: Anne Makin

One of my favourite walks is over Hampsfell from Grange over Sands in Cumbria.  On a winter day, there is nothing to beat the walk through Eggerslack Wood and on to the open fell, where you are surprised to find the Hampsfell Hospice, a square stone building with steps to the roof, where you can enjoy a fantastic view over Morecambe Bay and the Lake District hills.

If you return by Hampsfell Road you will come across Hampsfell Cottage.  Opposite the cottage is a bench in loving memory of Anne Makin, who I presume lived in Hampsfell Cottage at one time.  This is a charming bench, situated next to a residence, but has no detail about Anne Makin’s life, except for where she lived.

Grange over Sands: the commemorative bench to Anne Makin of Hampsfell Cottage, sited across the road from Hampsfell Cottage

 

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