This memorial bench can be found on the slopes of Hampsfell above Grange over Sands. I generally walk up Hampsfell through Eggerslack Wood and chose a route to descend where I can enjoy the full splendour of the view over Morecambe Bay. The lane where this bench is situated climbs up from Grange over Sands to Hampsfell and I came upon it one frosty December day.
The plaque reads to George Sharples, a Manchester Rambler who died here on 7 April 1968. There must be a story behind the commemorative bench, but I haven’t been able to find anything out. Does someone out there know anymore about George Sharples?