Hampsfell – Limestone Pavement

Hampsfell – Limestone Pavement

Above Grange-over-Sands is a limestone pavement known as Hampsfell.

A hike over Hampsfell is a perfect way to see the panoramic views of Morecambe Bay stretching from Yorkshire all the way around to Barrow in Furness.

Hampsfell stands at only 220 meters high, yet is boasts some of the finest views of any fell in the Lake District. 

Additionally, on the top of the fell stands the Hospice. This solid stone shelter built, in 1846, by the vicar of Cartmel and is an ideal shelter from inclement weather.

Above the door is a Greek inscription which apparently reads “Rosy-fingered dawn” and seems to puzzle many people; maybe because it faces east and therefore, directly into the rising sun.

Inside the Hospice are several other inscribed panels telling more about the history of the site.

To the side of the building are some narrow stone steps leading to a flat roof.

On the roof is a direction indicator naming all the points of interest in the distance.

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