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Robin Hood's Island (Helsington)

Locality
Coordinates 54.290277777778, -2.7536111111111
Adm. div. Westmorland
Vicinity In River Kent; about equidistant from Helsington, Natland, and Sedgwick; midway between Low Park Wood and Hawes Wood
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Extant
First Record 1836
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Robin Hood's Island.
Robin Hood's Island, a wooded rock in River Kent, midway between Low Park Wood and Hawes Wood / © Karl and Ali; Creative Commons.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-08-17. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-12.

Robin Hood's Island (or Robin Hood Island) is a small wooded rock in River Kent at a point approximately equidistant from Helsington, Natland, and Sedgwick, midway between Low Park Wood and Hawes Wood. It is first mentioned in a rental dated 1836.[1]

Immediately SE of Robin Hood's Island, on the S bank of River Kent is/was located Robin Hood's Wood and 375 m SSW is/was found Robin Hood's Well. A small island in a river may have appealed to a youthful imagination. Were these three localities named by children playing in this area?

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