Hampsfell Hospice

Hampsfell Hospice by Mark Powell FlickrThe Hampsfell Hospice was built by the vicar of Cartmel in 1846. Its purpose was to provide shelter for people walking in the area and protection from the wind. There are windows on three sides of the building.

On top of the hospice is a summit viewfinder. It gives angles, and a board provides information Hampsfell Hospice summit viewfinder by Duncan Hull Flickron the views which include the Old Man of Coniston, Helvelyn, the Langdales and Morecambe Bay.

There is a plaque with a prayer at the hospice. The hospice is a half hour walk from Grange-over-Sands.

Location: Grange-over-Sands
Grid Ref: SD 399793Hampsfell Hospice summit information on the views by Phil (G4OBK) Flickr

Photos courtesy of © Mark Powell , Duncan Hull , Phil (G4OBK)

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