Walks to Remember: Harold’s Walk

Walks to Remember: Harold’s Walk

January 2017 (ongoing), Kentmere, Cumbria,

When creating Mulliontide a number of residents in The Poldhu Care Home in Cornwall shared with me memories of their lives, walks along the coast they had once done, coves had they swum in, the Cornish Walls they had built. One resident, a man called Harold Potter, told me ‘when I kicked the bucket I want my ashes scattered at Mardale Head’ in Cumbria. 'That is near where I live' I replied, and asked if he would mind me re-walking his walk, which he then described in intricate detail. In January 2017, I followed Harold's route and sent photographs, descriptions and a map of the walk back to him. He was very moved by this - the photos 'bringing back many happy memories' - and the care home staff said that they were able to have conversations with Harold about his life prompted by the 'remembered walk'.

Harold's Potter's walk.

Re-member by Louise Ann Wilson on 3 January 2017.

Route: Mardale Head towards Small Water, up to the Nan Bield Pass and over towards Kentmere Reservoir.


More information on the Walks to Rembember project coming soon.