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 events...

Upcoming events from the Landscape Trust

June 2023
Jun 24
24 June 2023
Arnside Sailing Club, 17 The Promenade
Arnside, United Kingdom

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.

A selection of our past events

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.

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 […]

January 2023
Jan 07
07 January 2023

In association with: Lancashire & Westmorland Hedgelaying Association and Arnside & Silverdale AONB Partnership Office. We delighted to be hosting the 2023 Arnside & Silverdale Hedgelaying Competition on our reserve at Coldwell Meadow. […]

December 2022
Dec 04
04 December 2022

Come and help count Brown Hair-streak Eggs at Coldwell.

November 2022
Nov 02
02 November 2022

Join us for food and a talk by Chris Winnick, exploring Cumbria's most threatened butterfly species and what we might do to save them for future generations.

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 Warren. Yesterday's Leighton part 2. Pictures as annotated. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Yesterdays Leighton part 2.  Pictures as annotated.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mike Warren. Went early (earlier than usual, anyway) hoping I might catch an Osprey fishing but was too late, although I did see a distant one flying over. Pictures as annotated. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Went early (earlier than usual, anyway) hoping I might catch an Osprey fishing but was too late, although I did see a distant one flying over.  Pictures as annotated.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mike Warren. Yesterday tried a first visit to Middleton pools to see if any dragonflies were about, but not a bright day and little about - found a pink, newly emerged damselfly - unsure what sort. Brief visit to the Crag today, hoping for Pearl Bordered Fritillary - never many there, maybe a bit early too. Saw Holly Blue, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Orange Tip, and Green Veined White, Not one was photogenic! Then an evening at Foulshaw with CWT staff. Two pictures showing (distant as always) male on a tree then on the nest - female brooding. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Yesterday tried a first visit to Middleton pools to see if any dragonflies were about, but not a bright day and little about - found a pink, newly emerged damselfly - unsure what sort. Brief visit to the Crag today, hoping for Pearl Bordered Fritillary - never many there, maybe a bit early too.  Saw Holly Blue, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Orange Tip, and Green Veined White,  Not one was photogenic!  Then an evening at Foulshaw with CWT staff.  Two pictures showing (distant as always) male on a tree then on the nest - female brooding.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mike Warren. A couple of days ago went to Foulshaw, Meathop and Latterbarrow. Damselflies were frequent - and happened upon a spider which had caught a moth and was binding it in silk - a couple of pictures and a video:
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At Meathop the Green Hairstreak butterflies seem to be almost over - an odd season. On the way back went to the Heversham railway line to see the Twayblades, found a couple of years ago - a couple of hundred probably on the embankment.
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Mike Warren.  A couple of days ago went to Foulshaw, Meathop and Latterbarrow.  Damselflies were frequent - and happened upon a spider which had caught a moth and was binding it in silk - a couple of pictures and a video:
https://1drv.ms/v/s!Avwa67ryWGU5n5Ei-UnZ7JUgGnopzw?e=lVE7Q8
At Meathop the Green Hairstreak butterflies seem to be almost over - an odd season.  On the way back went to the Heversham railway line to see the Twayblades, found a couple of years ago - a couple of hundred probably on the embankment.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mike Warren. No walk today as went to visit Jean and it was too wet to do much. However, over the last couple of weeks we have been to nearby Spring Wood to wander amongst the Bluebells so some pictures from there. A few days ago I took her to see the Early Purple Orchids on the lower slopes of Ingleborough since we were not able to visit the Lots together. There we met and spent some time with a lady who had recently run a course locally on Dung Beetles! Fascinating. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren. No walk today as went to visit Jean and it was too wet to do much.  However, over the last couple of weeks we have been to nearby Spring Wood to wander amongst the Bluebells so some pictures from there. A few days ago I took her to see the Early Purple Orchids on the lower slopes of Ingleborough since we were not able to visit the Lots together.  There we met and spent some time with a lady who had recently run a course locally on Dung Beetles!  Fascinating.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mike Warren. Walk round Gaitbarrows yesterday. Didn't find Duke of Burgundy butterflies Adder's Tongue fern but other finds as below. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Walk round Gaitbarrows yesterday.  Didnt find Duke of Burgundy butterflies Adders Tongue fern but other finds as below.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mike Warren. A bit behind with walks and natural history but some pictures of the aurora - no parking left at Sandside! ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  A bit behind with walks and natural history but some pictures of the aurora - no parking left at Sandside!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mike Warren. Catch up - Arnside Naturalists trip to Barkbooth. Warm enough but dull. Bluebells aplenty and much birdsong including Pied Flycatcher - seen but briefly. A little more luck with a couple of secretive warblers, as illustrated. Got some colourful aurora pictures last night but not yet processed them yet. still awaiting sorting. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Catch up - Arnside Naturalists trip to Barkbooth.  Warm enough but dull.  Bluebells aplenty and much birdsong including Pied Flycatcher - seen but briefly.  A little more luck with a couple of secretive warblers, as illustrated.  Got some colourful aurora pictures last night but not yet processed them yet. still awaiting sorting.Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

Mike Warren. Yesterday went to Leighton early but saw nothing special for the time of day but very pleased to get a reasonable picture of a Cetti's Warbler! Other pictures as annotated. Was meeting family for lunch at Strickland Arms at Sizergh, so had a look on the way at Brigsteer Wood - very little at the hide biut flowers on the increase. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Yesterday went to Leighton early but saw nothing special for the time of day but very pleased to get a reasonable picture of a Cettis Warbler!  Other pictures as annotated.  Was meeting family for lunch at Strickland Arms at Sizergh, so had a look on the way at Brigsteer Wood - very little at the hide biut flowers on the increase.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mike Warren. Day with family - Meathop Moss - lots of warblers in hiding but nice Stonechat and Woodpecker - then briefly to Foulshaw where some nice shots on the feeders and a perched Osprey. Then to Silverdale for the afternoon at the shore - where there was the drama of seeing a rescue. Someone was (illegally) motor cycling on the flats and the vehicle got stuck in the quicksands by the now very visible skear. ( A skear is a pile of rocks in the sea which are the remnants of a drumlin, a post-glacial deposit - there is another off Bolton-le-Sands - Priest Skear.) The riders stayed there, a 4x4 turned up but couldn't shift it, the Coastguard called on Bay Rescue's special vehicle which managed to tow the bike to the shore. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Day with family - Meathop Moss - lots of warblers in hiding but nice Stonechat and Woodpecker - then briefly to Foulshaw where some nice shots on the feeders and a perched Osprey.  Then to Silverdale for the afternoon at the shore - where there was the drama of seeing a rescue.  Someone was (illegally) motor cycling on the flats and the vehicle got stuck in the quicksands by the now very visible skear. ( A skear is a pile of rocks in the sea which are the remnants of a drumlin, a post-glacial deposit - there is another off Bolton-le-Sands - Priest Skear.) The riders stayed there, a 4x4 turned up but couldnt shift it, the Coastguard called on Bay Rescues special vehicle which managed to tow the bike to the shore.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Given he was doing it illegally, why didn't the coastguard tell him to stuff his bike? www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/national/bay-search-and-rescue-warn-of-quicksand-danger-after-th... Such a weird positive tone in this article "owner incredibly grateful" etc.

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