The Fell & Rock Climbing Club will be holding its Act of Remembrance on Great Gable on 11 November 2018, which also marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Great Gable is one of the 12 Lakeland summits given to the National Trust by the FRCC in memory of its 20 members who died in WW1.
It is anticipated that many members of the public will choose to climb Great Gable that day. All are asked to park considerately and not to leave poppies, crosses or other mementos on the environmentally sensitive summit, since they are mainly composed of plastic and will not degrade.
Last year there were issues in connection with parking at Seathwaite and the matter of parking there is under consideration, but this will take some time to be resolved.
Anyone going to the Remembrance Service on Great Gable should consider the following:
- Car share; 4 people in 4 cars = 4 cars to park somewhere!
- Park elsewhere and meet and travel together
- Walk or use a bike
- Go by bus from Keswick up Borrowdale
- National Trust will be allowing free use of the car parks at Seatoller and Honister
- Park sensibly, don’t waste space and don’t block roads
- If parking near Seathwaite, or anywhere, it is important to leave space for emergency vehicles as well as farming vehicles !
Further advice is available from the National Trust: Busy days at Seathwaite
READ: Commemorating WW1 in the Lake District