Soon after 1918, we were gifted England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and 13 other Lake District summits, including the iconic Great Gable, as war memorials to look after on behalf of the nation. These gifts were described at the time as the “world’s greatest war memorial.”
100 years after the end of the first world war, look back on our year of remembrance in the Lakes.
2018 marked 100 years since the end of the First World War. In the early years following the war, three very special gifts were made to the National Trust to look after on behalf of the nation.
In 2018, we commemorated the centenary of the of the Great War. Find out what our teams got up to 'behind the scenes'
Our Rangers and volunteers camped out on the summit of Scafell Pike to rebuild the summit cairn - England's highest war memorial.
A special 'leave no trace' arts project of a song cycle performed and recorded on the top of Great Gable and the other fells gifted by the Fell and Rock Climbing Club.
Jordan the upland ranger has dappled sun on his back and history on his mind when re-pitching a bridleway in Borrowdale
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