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EP1 – Gait Barrows and Hawes Water

Saturday 14th September, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Carin on Gait Barrows

A walk by Glen Swainson of Natural England.

One of the major features that makes the Arnside and Silverdale AONB such an Extraordinary Place is the limestone pavement that makes up so much it.  Nowhere is this as spectacularly displayed as at the Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve in the heart of the AONB, where one of the most important limestone pavement areas in Britain is under the care of Natural England.

The manager of the reserve, Glen Swainson, will lead this walk around Gait Barrows and the neighbouring Hawes Water, explaining the reserve’s history, its special qualities and features, Natural England’s current policies and plans for the conservation of nationally rare plant and insect species, as well as showing off some of its hidden corners.

The walk will start at 2 pm and last about 2 hours. The walk will include some rough terrain which may well be slippery, especially if wet. Please ensure that you bring water-proofs and wear stout footwear.

Dogs are not permitted on this walk, owing to Natural England policy at the reserve.

There is only limited parking for this event. If you will be travelling to this event by car and are able to offer a lift to someone without transport, or alternatively would appreciate a lift to the event, please let us know when booking.

PLEASE NOTE: Booking for this event is by email only.


Saturday 14th September, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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If you prefer to book via email, or wish to book on more than one walk without completing multiple booking forms, you can write to us at, giving the walk code and title of each walk you wish to attend, together with the name of each person attending, their email address and contact telephone number, and stating whether or not they are Landscape Trust members.  Your request will be dealt with as quickly as possible but please be aware that orders entered via the online system (where available) may be processed ahead of your request.  In cases when there are only two or three places left you will always stand the best chance of securing the places you want by using the online booking option, if this is offered.

For our bookable events, the precise start location and details  will normally only be released to those with confirmed bookings.   This information will be sent by email either with the booking confirmation, or communicated to you by telephone if you have not provided an email contact address.

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