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!

July 2024
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.

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.

August 2024
Aug 23
23 August 2024

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

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.

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 […]

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.

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. Still in catch up mode - a few days ago at Foulshaw, Latterbarrow and Meathop - mainly insects and a few plants. Still very few butterflies. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Still in catch up mode - a few days ago at Foulshaw, Latterbarrow and Meathop - mainly insects and a few plants.  Still very few butterflies.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mike Warren. Arnside Naturalists visit to Hodbarrow at the weekend. Orchids and Terns - all British species present (albeit not all photogenic) Common, Arctic, Sandwich, Little and one Roseate (although probably not breeding). ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Arnside Naturalists visit to Hodbarrow at the weekend.  Orchids and Terns - all British species present (albeit not all photogenic) Common, Arctic, Sandwich, Little and one Roseate (although probably not breeding).Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mike Warren. Landscape Trust/National L:andscape walk to search for Orchids a few days ago. Pictures as annotated - the star of the show is the Lesser Butterfly Orchid, which I have not seen for some years. Unfortunately my most frequently used lens had worn out - can't grumble it's had plenty of use, so some pictures with lesser kit are not very good. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Landscape Trust/National L:andscape walk to search for Orchids a few days ago.  Pictures as annotated - the star of the show is the Lesser Butterfly Orchid, which I have not seen for some years.  Unfortunately my most frequently used lens had worn out - cant grumble its had plenty of use, so some pictures with lesser kit are not very good.Image attachmentImage attachment+8Image attachment

Mike Warren. A visit to Barkbooth and Foulshaw about 10 days ago. Looking particularly for White-faced Darter - now seen in growing numbers at Foulshaw after the successful re-introduction some time ago and (at Barkbooth) the (photographically) very elusive Downy Emerald dragonfly which can be seen darting about and seldom stopping for rest, although it hovers briefly - lucky this time! ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  A visit to Barkbooth and Foulshaw about 10 days ago.  Looking particularly for White-faced Darter - now seen in growing numbers at Foulshaw after the successful re-introduction some time ago and (at Barkbooth) the (photographically) very elusive Downy Emerald dragonfly which can be seen darting about and seldom stopping for rest, although it hovers briefly - lucky this time!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Amazing

Mike Warren. Farnes Part II. Puffin time! ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Farnes Part II.  Puffin time!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mike Warren. Part one of birthday treat - Farne Islands - walk along the shore to a Kittiwake colony and then a tour around the islands. Pictures as annotated - more later, soon back with our home territory! ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Part one of birthday treat - Farne Islands - walk along the shore to a Kittiwake colony and then a tour around the islands.  Pictures as annotated - more later, soon back with our home territory!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mike Warren. Catching up! For my birthday was given a trip to the Farne Islands by one household! The first day, travelling was very damp with some rain as we visited RSPB Fairburn Ings and Saltholme on the way. Not a huge haul with the poor weather. Non-photogenic Red Kite was nice and plenty of Sand Martins at a constructed nest site:

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Next day was lovely for the islands - work in progress!
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Mike Warren.  Catching up!  For my birthday was given a trip to the Farne Islands by one household!  The first day, travelling was very damp with some rain as we visited RSPB Fairburn Ings and Saltholme on the way.  Not a huge haul with the poor weather.  Non-photogenic Red Kite was nice and plenty of Sand Martins at a constructed nest site:

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Next day was lovely for the islands - work in progress!Image attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment

Mike Warren. Working backwards! Visited Leighton briefly on 1st June - insects predominated. Then went with family to visit the now well-exposed skear off the shore - the rocky remains of a post glacial drumlin, inundated by rising sea levels after the glaciers had melted, where the sea has washed away the soil/clay etc and left a pile of stones mainly round, polished by glacial action. ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Working backwards!  Visited Leighton briefly on 1st June - insects predominated.  Then went with family to visit the now well-exposed skear off the shore - the rocky remains of a post glacial drumlin, inundated by rising sea levels after the glaciers had melted, where the sea has washed away the soil/clay etc and left a pile of stones mainly round, polished by glacial action.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Very interesting

Mike Warren. A bit behind so some recent trips will need to wait! On way to see Jean today I called at Trowbarrow thinking the Bee Orchids may be showing. They were. Catch ups soon! ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  A bit behind so some recent trips will need to wait!  On way to see Jean today I called at Trowbarrow thinking the Bee Orchids may be showing.  They were.  Catch ups soon!Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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Great photos

Wow.

Mike Warren. Busy time - family arranged birthday bash for me, so not much natural history but two quick items. A Great Crested Grebe chick on a parent's back and a beautiful yellow Chicken in the woods fungus on our son's Yew tree. (Laetiporus sulphureus) ... See MoreSee Less

Mike Warren.  Busy time - family arranged birthday bash for me, so not much natural history but two quick items.  A Great Crested Grebe chick on a parents back and a beautiful yellow Chicken in the woods fungus on our sons Yew tree. (Laetiporus sulphureus)Image attachment

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Happy birthday Mike!

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