Local – Weekly Photo Challenge:
Each week, I will post a photograph as part of a challenge – you are invited to participate. This week, the challenge is entitled, Local.
Please show me your interpretation of the subject by adding a comment below, with a link to your website post, Facebook photo, Flickr image, etc.
Share what “local” means to you, and show everyone where your heart is. For me, local is the fells – the Cumbrian Mountains.
Sampson’s Rock on Dent Fell holds particular importance to me, as it is where the ashes of a loved one were laid to rest.
Sampson’s Rock is a piece of local mythology. The story goes, that a giant named Sampson, threw the rock across the Irish Sea, to land on Dent Fell, close to Cleator Moor.
In the 1930’s there was a story published, which claimed that a railway was to be laid, leading up to the rock so that it could be brought closer to the locals. It was never built.