Issue Date: 07/02/2006
Issue Name: A British Journey - England: The Lake District
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Cold dark mornings, work piled high, stuck at a desk? Cheer yourself up! This miniature work of art will remind you what’s best in life: fresh air, stunning scenery, complete tranquillity. Officially produced for the Ramblers’ Association, this cover shows beautiful Buttermere in the Lake District. Buttermere is also featured on one stamp and it is postmarked at Buttermere.
A limited number of this cover were personally signed by arguably the world's greatest "rambler", the amazing Sir Ranulph Fiennes. His spirited approach to life resulted in over thirty expeditions under his leadership.
The Ramblers Association
The Ramblers' Association believes in the power of walking. No other pastime wraps life's simplest pleasures of fresh air, nature and beautiful views in so perfect a package and no other charity works so tirelessly to protect and promote our wonderful walking environments, both urban and rural, for the enjoyment now and in the future. The Ramblers' Association works for all walkers, from beginners to experienced enthusiasits, family groups to solitary strollers and the very young to the young at heart. It is a charity with a big job, and an even bigger determination to help as many people as possible to benefit from the physical, pyschological and social benefits of walking.
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE, commonly known as Ranulph "Ran" Fiennes, is a British explorer and holder of several endurance records. He is also a writer and poet.