High Forest (NY 492 143)
There has been a Significant Name Change to a hill that is listed in The Fours, with this being announced when the 2nd edition of The Fours was published by Mapping Mountains Publications on the 24th April 2018.
The criteria for the list that this name change applies to are:
The Fours – English hills at and above 400m and below 500m in height that have 30m minimum drop. Accompanying the main list of The Fours are three categories of sub hills, with this hill listed as a 400m Sub-Four. The criteria for 400m Sub-Four status are all English hills at and above 400m and below 500m in height that have 20m and more and below 30m of drop.
The list is co-authored by Myrddyn Phillips and Aled Williams, with the 1st edition of the list having been published by Europeaklist in December 2013 and by Haroldstreet in January 2014, with the 2nd edition of the list published by Mapping Mountains Publications and by Haroldstreet on the 24th April 2018.
The hill is situated in the Eastern Fells of the Lake District and is placed in Region 34, Section 34C with its Cardinal Hill being High Street (NY 440 110). The hill is positioned with the expanse of Haweswater Reservoir to its west, and has the small community of Burnbanks towards the north-east.
When the listing that is now known as The Fours was originally compiled this hill appeared under the name of Kit Crag, this was also the name it appeared as when the list was uploaded to the RHB Yahoo group file database. Subsequently the hill was listed as Naddle High Forest in the 1st edition of The Fours when the list was published by Europeaklist in December 2013.
|Extract from the Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 historical map|
Prior to publication of the 2nd edition of The Fours enquiries were made with two well-known Lake District guide book authors, resulting in the name of Naddle High Forest considered as ‘very possibly correct’, and the advice that ‘one would need to talk to genuine locals and shepherds to give definitive answers’.
Therefore, as there is no definite confirmation of Naddle High Forest being an appropriate name for this hill, the name this hill is now listed by in The Fours is High Forest, which is the name appearing nearest the summit of this hill on a number of different scaled Ordnance Survey maps.
The full details for the hill are:
Group: High Street
Name: High Forest
Previously Listed Name: Naddle High Forest
Summit Height: 435m
OS 1:50,000 map: 90
Summit Grid Reference: NY 49245 14308
Drop: c 28m
Myrddyn Phillips and Aled Williams (May 2018)