As last year, the Trust is contributing events to the ‘Walking the Landscape’ and ‘Talking the Landscape’ series managed by the AONB Partnership Office. Full details of all these events can be found on the main AONB website.  A small number of events organised by the Landscape Trust will continue to appear here on this page. 

In addition, our regular daily virtual event continues to run. You can catch up either on our Facebook group or via the summary below.

 

Upcoming and Past Events...

Upcoming events

June 2024
Jun 01
01 June 2024

Submit your photographs for a chance to take part in two prestigious photographic events in 2025!

August 2024
Aug 23
23 August 2024

Join us on an exploration of the historical sites of Warton.

A selection of our past events

July 2024
Jul 17
17 July 2024

All members are invited to join us for the 2024 Annual General Meeting, followed by a talk from Joe Clements.

Jul 12
12 July 2024

Another chance for Landscape trust members to visit the extraordinary Mawson’s garden and see for themselves the restoration of this wonderful example of Arts and Crafts movement heritage.

October 2023
Oct 06
06 October 2023

Another chance for Landscape trust members to visit the extraordinary Mawson’s garden and see for themselves the restoration of this wonderful example of Arts and Crafts movement heritage.

July 2023
Jul 12
12 July 2023

All members are invited to join us for the 2023 Annual General Meeting.

Jul 07
07 July 2023

Another chance for Landscape trust members to visit the extraordinary Mawson’s garden and see for themselves the restoration of this wonderful example of Arts and Crafts movement heritage.

June 2023
Jun 30
30 June 2023

A 24-hour survey of as many species of plants and animals as we can find at the Coldwell Horseshoe reserves.

Jun 24
24 June 2023

A weekend-long exhibition of images produced during the COVID pandemic lock-downs of 2020, presented as part of the Silverdale & Arnside Art and Craft Trail 2023.

March 2023
Mar 22
22 March 2023

We are pleased to be able to announce the return of our annual Spring Lecture! This year, our guest speaker will be Lee Schofield, site manager of RSPB Haweswater, who […]

Meanwhile, online...

Our daily News and Views of the AONB virtual event is running on Facebook.

A compendium of updates from the last week or so is presented below. For up the latest post, please visit our Facebook page, or to contribute to the event yourself, please join our Facebook group.

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Mike and Jean Warren. Another visit to the limestone wildflower area - still lots of flowers - samples as annotated. Saw but lost a small number of Cinnabar caterpillars on Ragwort. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike and Jean Warren.  Another visit to the limestone wildflower area - still lots of flowers - samples as annotated.  Saw but lost a small number of Cinnabar caterpillars on Ragwort.Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

Mike Warren. Walk with Arnside Naturalists a couple of days ago on the slag banks at Warton. If there are any incorrect annotations, let me know. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Walk with Arnside Naturalists a couple of days ago on the slag banks at Warton.  If there are any incorrect annotations, let me know.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mike Warren. Hopefully set off with a friend to look for Fritillaries at Witherslack - generally regarded as a good place to see all three large species. Walked through the woods on both tracks from the school and into (a somewhat overgrown) Howe Ridding. A few Speckled Wood on the way, and a few Meadow Browns but plenty of Ringlets. Large and Small Skipper, Common Blue, a good Dragonfly and Demoiselle, but as we were leaving a thistle area was being overseen by at least two and almost certainly 3 Dark Green Fritillaries so excitement was tempered by lack of Silver Washed and of course, High Browns. Pictures as annotated. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren. Sunny day - butterflies surely. One Tortoiseshell, good numbers of Ringlet and Meadow Brown, one Green-veined white and a Common Blue. No Fritillaries of any sort on Barkbooth or the Knott. A few dragonflies were seen but couldn't get pictures of Emperor. What a poor year for butterflies. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Sunny day - butterflies surely.  One Tortoiseshell, good numbers of Ringlet and Meadow Brown, one Green-veined white and a Common Blue.  No Fritillaries of any sort on Barkbooth or the Knott.  A few dragonflies were seen but couldnt get pictures of Emperor. What a poor year for butterflies.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mike Warren. Visited family in Ainsdale recently - a few pictures from the dunes. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Visited family in Ainsdale recently - a few pictures from the dunes.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mike and Jean Warren. Another visit to the limestone reserve to enjoy the flowers. A fine show - and a lad there had found better fossils than we had ever found! Pictures as annotated. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike and Jean Warren.  Another visit to the limestone reserve to enjoy the flowers.  A fine show - and a lad there had found better fossils than we had ever found!  Pictures as annotated.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Beautiful !!

Mike Warren. Some family arrived to go bird-watching so re-visited Foulshaw. The regular Ospreys showed well - although very distant - 2 young outside nest with female watching. Photo not sharp - too far away - just for the record! The second pair did not show up. Then went to Leighton - pictures as annotated. Heard a Wood Sandpiper had arrived. Saw it - again photos just record shots - too far away. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Some family arrived to go bird-watching so re-visited Foulshaw.  The regular Ospreys showed well - although very distant - 2 young outside nest with female watching.  Photo not sharp - too far away - just for the record!  The second pair did not show up.  Then went to Leighton - pictures as annotated. Heard a Wood Sandpiper had arrived.  Saw it - again photos just record shots - too far away.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mike Warren. Foulshaw in the hope of a bit of sun and a few dragonflies but only damselflies - a first for the season, Emerald - and a Siskin at the feeders. However, there is another pair of Ospreys building a nest, so with luck there will be 2 breeding pairs next year. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Foulshaw in the hope of a bit of sun and a few dragonflies but only damselflies - a first for the season, Emerald - and a Siskin at the feeders.  However, there is another pair of Ospreys building a nest, so with luck there will be 2 breeding pairs next year.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mike Warren. Have deleted a message asking where the quarry is where we found the fragrant orchids. Salthill Clitheroe SD 75663 42615 ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Have deleted a message asking where the quarry is where we found the fragrant orchids.  Salthill Clitheroe SD 75663 42615

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Thank you.

Mike and Jean Warren. Well occupied day today but we managed in a dry spell to have another look at the 200 or so Fragrant Orchids in the old (limestone) quarry. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike and Jean Warren. Well occupied day today but we managed in a dry spell to have another look at the 200 or so Fragrant Orchids in the old (limestone) quarry.Image attachment
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