Last week my local rambling Club were in the Peak District where they climbed Mam Tor and continued along the Great Ridge to Lose Hill.
But how did it get it’s name.
Local legend tells of a great battle that took place in Hope Valley between the Saxon King Edwin of Mercia and Cicholm, the King of Wessex. Edwin was the victor and led his troops back to what is now known as Win Hill. The vanquished Cicholm retreated to what is now Lose Hill on the opposite side of the valley.
I am not sure if this is totally true but it’s a good story.
Lose Hill is now also known as Wards Piece in memory of G.H. B. Ward, born in 1876. A passionate rambler he fought for the right to roam. A cause for which we are now all grateful.