The following messages have been left by donors to the Lake District National Park.
Ron Bennett (Dad)’s favourite poem was “What is this life if, full of care We have no time to stand and stare?” This ends with “A poor life this if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.” So sponsoring a gate overlooking the Lakeland fells that he introduced us to, seemed an appropriate way to remember him whilst simultaneously enhancing the landscape – he would have liked that. Love Margaret, Jon, Jane, Peter, James and Tom xx
Our angel on earth Rita White, now watching over us from the heavens. Forever in our hearts. Sarah, Alan, Jamie and Natasha xxxx
“The fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent, but the hills are eternal. …” - Alfred Wainwright, The Western Fells. In loving memory of Timothy Paul Evison (14.03.66 – 02.01.18).
In loving memory of Byron Perry, who loved the Lakes and usually strode about 50 yards ahead of his wife Lesley and his family. Thank you Grandad for sharing the Lakes with us, for the holidays, the hours spent in the rain teaching us perseverance and the wonderful memories.
In loving memory of Jack Picton, one of life's true adventurers.
With everlasting gratitude for all that he gave us. From his children, Thomas, Sarah, Richard and Rebecca.
In loving memory of Eric and Jean Fell.
In memory of Margaret and Hubert Horton, who spent 50 blissful years exploring the Fells. With much love and gratitude from their nephews, nieces and families.
In loving memory of Violet Eva Hall. The Lake District was always a special place for her.
In memory of our beloved parents and grandparents Sid and Muriel Billsborough. We miss you.
In memory of Heather Thomas' Lovell Concordia, a walking and music holiday group. We spent 28 wonderful years of friendship in the Lake District. Special thanks to Robert Harrison for his donation to the Ullswater Way Improvement Project.
In memory of Sheila and Ron Croxford who both loved the peace and beauty of the Lake District.
Albert Lockley 12th June 1937 - 8th February 2013. A loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a lover of the Lake District and was never happier than when he was surrounded by its beauty.
In memory of Arthur and Jean Baker who loved the Lakes and spent many happy holidays there.
We especially remember their wonderful Golden Wedding celebration at Derwentwater in 2005.
There was no place where Roy would rather be than wandering the fells with his family. His sense of adventure and fun whether up hill or down dale will be missed by all those who knew him.
We are sponsoring a gate in memory of Paul Clarkson, a loving husband and a doting dad. He loved the Lake District and was a keen fell walker. We relocated to Cumbria in 2014 to have the fells on our doorstep.
He died in June 2016 after a brave and dignified battle against cancer.
Forever in our hearts xxx
In memory of Bill and Joan Burston who loved the Lake District and created many happy family holidays at Howtown and beyond.
Our Rob, a loving caring Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend. Taken too soon, but never forgotten!
You will dance on in our hearts forever! Xxx
In memory of Norman Stanley who enjoyed happy times here with his family.
For Sylvia, who loved Hawkshead.
In memory of John for all the miles we walked together over the years, especially over the Cumbrian Fells. You are still with me in my heart wherever I walk.
Loved and missed by us all, Rita and family, Wendy, Paul and Neil.
In loving memory of Stanley Langford (1914-1996), who shared his passion for the Lake District and Buttermere in particular, with those he loved. This bridge (Sour Milk Ghyll) marks the beginning of the climb to Red Pike where his ashes were scattered by his widow, Margaret and his children.
In memory of Chris Hart who died in 2015. Founder of the Christian Walking Club. In 1981 Chris placed an advert in the YHA Hostelling News - 55 Christians from all over the country replied. Today the club has more than 400 members and events are organised throughout the UK. (christianwalkingclub.org.uk).
Gwen and Bob of Liverpool will be sadly missed but never forgotten by their family and friends.
Many happy hours spent together in the Lakes - Love, James, Liz and family.
In memory of
From their sons, David and Geoff Armstrong
Jo-Anne Taylor - My Earth treading star who is much loved and immensely missed - 1973 to 2015 - love you, Dave.
In loving memory of Wilf Upton. May his post guide others across the mountains he loved.
- The Peats
The bridge between The Boardwalk and Bench, High Dam is dedicated to Tony Wright. Donated by Rachel and Roz Sullivan as a fitting memorial to a man whose life purpose was to help as many as possible. Also for our dogs, Rooney, Dylan, Vasco and Rufus who love(d) High Dam even more than he did. Tony was the dearest friend, helper and mentor to family, friends and community. When you stand here, perchance seeing the river of primroses meandering downhill in springtime, ("Beautiful little chaps" he'd say), bless a man who was a force for good in this world.
Birthday wishes from Kate.
Happy Birthday from your children and grandchildren. Looking forward to many more happy days on the fells.
The 4 Adventurers: Simon, Lin, Eve and Jay.
To celebrate and remember our year of adventures in the 15 UK National Parks in 2017.
"Orrest Head for many of us, is “where we came in” - our first ascent in Lakeland, our first sight of mountains in tumultuous array across glittering waters, our awakening to beauty” - AW
Happy 60th Birthday Dave Clarke!
From Hampton School Adventure Society.
Celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary.
Happy 80th Birthday Pops!
Happy Birthday Dad. Let it never be said you didn't put your mark on the world.
To commemorate 50 years of marriage for Jean and Ian Johnson.
Happy Birthday Heidi! Here's to all the long walks to come!
David and Karen Lee are moving to Penrith to live near their beloved Lake District. Their friends at St Mark's church, Basingstoke have donated £200 to the Ullswater Way Project in celebration of their long friendship and fellowship and wish them much joy and happiness in the future.
Celebrating 20 years walking in the Lake District.
In celebration of the Golden Wedding of Geoff and Celia Scott. Married at St Mark's Church, Layton, Blackpool.
A 'Yorkshire Lass' - I share my heart and LOVE the Lake District.
In celebration of Geoff Greenwood's 70th birthday on the 23 January 2017.
May his fingerpost guide others around the lakes and fells he loves.