Seat with no view

Often when walking in the countryside we come across seats, strategically placed in memory of someone who ‘loved this view’.  But often too the view is no longer the one which was loved by that person. 

Even if the vista has not been marred by development, lack of management and change in climate has caused it to become obscured by trees.

11 seat

Hilltop seat on Ashdown Forest, with a view of gorse


Seat on Lodge Hill

Memorial seat on Lodge Hill, Bucks


From seat, Castle Hill

The view from a seat on Castle Hill at Shaftesbury in Dorset

Perhaps a better idea is to donate a gate in place of a stile on a public path, a scheme run by the Isle of Wight Ramblers, Chiltern Society and many others.  That brings lasting pleasure to many walkers.


Memorial gate for Joan Deacon, Isle of Wight



About campaignerkate

I am the general secretary of the Open Spaces Society and I campaign for public access, paths and open spaces in town and country.
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1 Response to Seat with no view

  1. ossjay says:

    how very true

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