Monday, 9 December 2013

An Ardnamurchan Poem

From Paul and Elaine Bell:

Bickerton Hill (227 metres) is 290 acres of woodland and lowland heath owned by the National Trust.  It is part of the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge. The views are across the Cheshire plain and over the Dee valley towards the Clwydian Hills in North Wales. At the top of the hill stands an iron age promontory hill fort known as Maiden Castle which dates from around 600BC.

On one of the viewpoints on Bickerton Hill is a stone known as Kitty's Stone....

....a memorial which displays several verses which Leslie Wheeldon wrote in memory of his late wife.  One of them is entitled,"Gazing from Ardnamurchan Point to the Hebrides".


Kitty was the wife of Leslie Wheeldon who helped the National Trust acquire part of Bickerton Hill in 1991.

Many thanks to Paul and Elaine for story and pictures.

1 comment:

  1. Well well.
    Fascinating!
    Thank you.

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