Win or Lose, what’s in a name ?

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.

About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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1 Response to Win or Lose, what’s in a name ?

  1. Tracey says:

    Exhausted just reading the blog – well deserved pint at the end

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