North West England Members' Group

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Local Members' Gathering  |   21 and 22 October

We will gather once again in the North West of England on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October.

On Saturday we will have a full afternoon of talks with a focus on the Trust's lease of Glenridding Common. We will be welcomed by Peter Pearson, the Chair of the John Muir Trust followed by Pete Barron, the Trust's Lake District Ranger, who will introduce us to Glenridding Common.

There will be plenty of time to discuss opportunities for members to engage on the ground in the coming years and discussions will continue over tea and biscuits. The day will finish with a talk by Mike Innerdale, Assistant Director (North West) at the National Trust.

On Sunday we will have the opportunity to visit Glenridding and will be given a guided tour of the site by Pete Barron.

Members are free to join both days or just one day - book your ticket here.


Date: Saturday 21st October 2017
Time: 1pm - 5pm
Venue: University of Cumbria, Ambleside Campus, Ambleside. The meeting will be in the Langdale Building (Room LD1.01). Click here to see a campus map (building number 5 on map).

Date: Sunday 22nd October 2017
Time: 10am - 3pm
Venue: Glenridding Tourist Information Centre, main car park.
Bring: Please bring a packed lunch, and clothing for a day on the hill (sturdy footwear, warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers, hat and gloves etc).
Details: The walk will take us up to Red Tarn (pictured) and will involve covering up to 10 km over rough fell paths and an ascent of 600 m.

Join us for dinner

There is also the option to join us for a pub dinner on Saturday evening so we can continue the day's discussions. Please let is know when booking you ticket.

Book: Tickets are free but we ask you book in advance so we have an idea of numbers. Click here to book your ticket.

Contact: Please get in touch with the organisers if you need further information.

Conservation week | 23 - 27 October

Restoring Hardknott Forest, Duddon Valley

Spend five days (Monday 23rd - Friday 27th October) restoring one of England's largest areas of semi-natural woodland, planting native trees and removing non-natives whilst also getting the chance to observe and monitor local wildlife (the week will include a half day off to enjoy local walks and wildlife). Plus there will be opportunities to discuss and learn about landscape-scale ecosystem restoration.

There is a local pub (Newfield Inn) just a short walk through the woods and we have the exclusive use of Wallabarrow Camping Barn for the whole week (evening of Sunday 22nd to morning of Friday 27th October).

Costs will be £70 which includes food and accommodation. Further details will be provided on booking. NB There is no easily accessible public transport and you will need your own transport, but we will encourage car sharing where possible.

For bookings and enquiries please get in touch with Dominick Spracklen