A Stones Throw

Sampson's Rock, Dent Fell

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.


  1. Sean your picture contents and titles are beautiful. I really enjoy looking at your web page. I must thank Ady for giving me the link.
    What camera and lenses do you use? I would like to buy a good’ish camera, something better than my point and shoot. You could run a photography course and share your knowledge.

    • Hi Sue, good to hear from you.. and please say hello to Ady for me 🙂

      Many thanks for your kind comment. It’s really appreciated.

      My camera is a few years old now – it’s a Canon 600D. I have four different lenses, but the one I use most of the time is a ‘travel’ type of lens. It is the Tamron 18-270mm.

      Photography course.. noooo!! lol, but thank you for the vote of confidence 🙂

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