Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

A view of Bransdale in the North York Moors. Blue sky and sunshine. In the foreground a gulley with exposed sides of lias shales.

Bransdale — again

Second visit this week. Appropiate this day because on 12 January, 1895, the National Trust was incorporated  by three Victorian philanthropists — Miss Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley1‘Our History’. 2022. National Trust <https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/who-we-are/about-us/the-history-of-the-national-trust> [accessed 12 January 2023].

Bransdale is of course a National Trust property, predominately comprising the dale farms, which was transferred to the Trust through the National Land Fund in 19722‘ArcGIS Web Application’. 2023. Arcgis.com <https://national-trust.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=59d0d36e5b3a44ae8cc49fe38d47ffd7> [accessed 12 January 2023].

Octavia Hill was a ‘social reformer’ concerned about the lack of open spaces available for poor people. She campaigned against development on suburban woodlands, in particular helping to save Hampstead Heath and Parliament Hill Fields from being built on.

Sir Robert Hunter was a solicitor and civil servant and also interested in conservation of public open spaces.

Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, was the Vicar of Crosthwaite in Keswick.






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