The view marker on Heversham Head

The view marker on Heversham Head

The view marker on Heversham Head was the result of a consultation carried out by the Parish Council amongst the residents of Heversham on the best way to celebrate the Millennium.

It is located a short distance from the very top of the Head at a point where the spectacular views towards the Lake District fells and the Yorkshire dales are at their finest.  From the marker it is possible to see as far as Ingleborough to the east and  Helvellyn  to the west with the splendour of the Kent estuary to the south.

The marker consists of a octagonal limestone column which carries a circular slate slab on which the profile of the views is etched and annotated.  Above this is a limestone block carved in a representation of the views, a collaboration between the artist Lara Clahane and the sculptor, her husband, Danny.    The top surface has an inset slate compass.

The marker was funded by the Parish Council, South Lakeland District Council, Cumbria County Council and by local public subscription.  It was unveilied on midsummer day in the year 2000.

It is included in the 2010 edition of Pevsner.