North West England Members’ Gathering

Join local members for updates about the John Muir Trust’s work and the chance to take part in some practical conservation

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Dates  |  Sat 23 and Sun 24 Feb
Venue  |  Glenridding Village Hall, Glenridding CA11 0PA
Cost  |  Free! (attendees cover the costs of their own pub dinner)
Booking  |  Reserve your place here (booking closes Wed 20 Feb)
Contact  |  Dominick Spracklen via email at

Meet with John Muir Trust members from in and around North West England as we hear updates about the latest work of the Trust and other conservation organisations in the area. Afterwards there will be a chance to grab a drink and a bite to eat in the village, before we regroup the next day for your choice of a guided walk or conservation activity. The gathering is free to attend and open to all - members and non-members - so please do come along. The programme for the weekend is as follows:

Saturday 23 February – afternoon talks (13:00-17:00)

Welcome from Peter Pearson (Chair, John Muir Trust)
Graham Watson (John Muir Award Cumbria Manager, John Muir Trust)
Jamie Normington (Senior Education, Training and Volunteering Officer, Cumbria Wildlife Trust – John Muir Award Provider)
John Hodgson (Project Officer, Restoring Hardknott Forest)
Tea & coffee break
Kevin Lelland (Head of Development and Communications, John Muir Trust)
Isaac Johnston (Glenridding Common Conservation Officer, John Muir Trust)
Pete Barron (Glenridding Common Land Manager, John Muir Trust)
Discussion & close

Saturday 23 February – evening meal (18:00 onwards)

The Beckside Bar, Glenridding Hotel
Pre-order only – please contact

Sunday 24 February – all-day activities (09:30-16:00)

09:30-10:00  |  Meet in Glenridding Village Hall before heading out on pre-booked activities
10:00-16:00  |  Conservation work on land managed by the Trust
10:00-16:00  |  Guided walk on land managed by the Trust

Photo credit: Pete Barron