Great Dun Fell, Cumbria (7. Pile of stones (cairn))
Royal Geographical Society
7. Pile of stones (cairn)Fénykép: Society Royal Geographical, Royal Geographical Society
Here is an example from a local newspaper in 1831: On Thursday, the 19th, we had here a strong and gusty wind from the east, but it appears to have been much more stormy on the mountains. On this day William Atkinson, of Hartsop, with some others of his family, was on the fell among the turf of peats, and had with them a horse. About noon the helm wind so so heavy that it carried up the peats high into the air in its whirling eddies, scattering them in all directions, the horse became terrified and set off at a gallop, rushing headllong down a precipitous rock, crag, or scar, and was killed dead on the spot." It appears that the effects of the Helm Wind have changed little over the years. In a series of interviews with locals over 200 years later, people told stories of farm machinery being blown out of farmyards and sheep flying around like pieces of wool. One resident who went out into his garden during the Helm quickly retreated indoors because Brussels sprouts were being blown off their stalks and ricocheting around the garden like machine gun bullets! Directions to stop 8 Continue for about 500 metres along the Pennine Way. Stop when you are alongside Knock Hush (a fairly straight section of stream in a deep gully)."
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