1900 OS maps being added to walks!

There's rarely a walk that doesn't involve a few minutes pondering the origin of some feature in the landscape. Take the Brampton circular walk as an example. Wander around the back of RAF Brampton and you come upon a field filled with bumps and hollows. Interesting enough in itself. But it's the pronounced hillock to the right that's always been a puzzle.
The Ordnance Survey map of 1900 reveals all. The feature was an ice house for Brampton Park, the latter also shown on the map along with it's rather fine house. The park's lineage goes all the way back to the 1100s. The house was severely damaged by fire in 1907, the park remaining in private ownership up to 1937.

Wouldn't it be nice to have that kind of detail for every walk? Say no more! The 1900 Ordnance Survey maps with the routes tracked against them are being added to every walk.

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