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June 2019

W6 – The Secrets of Silverdale

Saturday 8th June, 2019 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

This walk will be led by Landscape Trust member, Ann Turnbull, who has lived in Silverdale for 45 years and has a lot of local knowledge. Ann will lead an amended version of the previous Secrets of Silverdale walk held in 2017, including a walk across the sands to Gibralter Farm, hearing history of the seaward part of the village. This will be followed by an exploration of the southern area of Silverdale, finishing at The Wolfhouse, where lunch will…

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Exhibition: The Natural Wonders of the Arnside & Silverdale AONB

Saturday 29th June, 2019 - Sunday 30th June, 2019
Arnside Cemetery Chapel, Silverdale Road
Arnside, LA5 0EY

As part of the Landscape Trust contribution to this year's Silverdale and Arnside Art and Craft Trail, we will be hosting an exhibition of photographs by Ken Kitchen, as well as a display by the Bittern Country Community Interest Company with a promotion on reducing the usage of plastics.

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W7 – Recording the Visual Landscape (A Personal Sketchbook)

Saturday 29th June, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Field sketch

This is a walk with a difference in that participants will each be invited to create a personal sketchbook of the walk, exploring the area around Far Arnside, examining and recording geological features and landscapes from modern to medieval. No artistic skills are required!

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July 2019

W8 – Managing for Butterflies on Arnside Knott

Tuesday 9th July, 2019 at 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Free
High Brown Fritillary

Chris Winnick will lead a walk over Arnside Knott looking at the butterflies and how the area is managed for priority species, such as the High Brown Fritillary, which hopefully will be in flight on the day.

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Annual General Meeting 2019

Tuesday 16th July, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Heron Theatre, Stanley Street
Beetham, Cumbria LA7 7AS United Kingdom
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Silverdale across the Lots

After a (hopefully) short meeting to conduct the business of the 2019 AGM, Mike Warren will give a presentation on "Back to Basics – a re-introduction to the delights of the AONB".

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W9 – Fell End Nature Reserve

Tuesday 23rd July, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free
John Wilson Hide, Fell End

Join us on a visit to the AONB's newest reserve at Fell End Caravan Park, to look at butterflies and other wildlife, and to learn about the management and development of the reserve.

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W6 – The Secrets of Silverdale (RESCHEDULED)

Sunday 28th July, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A walk by Ann Turnbull across the sands from Silverdale to Gibralter Farm, hearing history of the seaward part of the village. This will be followed by an exploration of the southern area of Silverdale.

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August 2019

Exhibition of Paintings by the late Muriel Harrison

Wednesday 14th August, 2019 - Friday 16th August, 2019
Old Station Building, Arnside
Carnforth, LA5 0HG United Kingdom
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An exhibition of paintings by the late Muriel Harrison.

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September 2019

EP6 – Mawson’s Garden

Friday 13th September, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Brian Smith has very generously squeezed in another visit to the garden at Mawson's for Landscape Trust members to see for themselves the restoration of this wonderful example of Arts and Crafts movement heritage.

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Weekend Event: An Extraordinary Place

Saturday 14th September, 2019 - Sunday 15th September, 2019
Silverdale across the Lots

A weekend of walks, talks and displays of activities by some of the partnership organisations who help to make the Arnside and Silverdale AONB such an Extraordinary Place. The weekend aims to showcase the work that goes into protecting, improving and enhancing the AONB for the benefit of all.

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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

The manager of the Gait Barrows NNR, Glen Swainson, will lead this walk around Gait Barrows and the neighbouring Haweswater, explaining the reserve's history, its special qualities and features, Natural England's current policies and plans for the conservation of its rare species of flora and fauna, as well as showing off some of its hidden corners.

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EP2 – Grubbins Wood

Saturday 14th September, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Grubbins

A walk through Pickles Meadow, Grubbins Wood and Sands Field, led by Jamie Normington of Cumbria Wildlife Trust, looking at the rare plants and insects that make this reserve special.

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EP3 – Arnside Knott

Saturday 14th September, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Trees on Arnside Knott

A walk led by Craig McCoy of the National Trust, ascending Arnside Knott.

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EP4 – Swift Sites of Arnside

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

Peter Moreton of Swifts in the Community will lead a walk around Arnside showing participants where swifts can seen to best advantage when they are around in the summer, and explain what can be done to try to reverse the current decline in swift populations.

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EP7 – Kent Estuary Natural History Walk

Sunday 15th September, 2019 at 10:00 am
Kent Estuary

A walk in the environs of the Kent Estuary at Arnside, exploring the botany, geology, bird-life and local history.

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EP5 – Mawson’s Garden

Sunday 15th September, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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.

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November 2019

Annual Social with Talk by Steven Rutherford “Phenology, Biodiversity and the Change in Climate”

Thursday 7th November, 2019 at 7:15 pm
Yealand Village Hall, Footeran Lane
Yealand Redmayne, LA5 9SU United Kingdom
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Join us for food and a talk by Steven Rutherford, who will be explaining how the timings of events in the natural world can be affected by small shifts in climatic conditions which may then have catastrophic consequences for biodiversity.

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March 2020

CANCELLED Spring Lecture: Chris Winnick “Saving Cumbria’s Butterflies” CANCELLED

Thursday 19th March at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arnside WI & Village Hall, Orchard Road
Arnside,
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PLEASE NOTE:  Owing to concerns regarding the health risks of public gatherings during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak this event has been postponed to a future date.  We apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused. 15 March 2020

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April 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT: Nature on my doorstep — every day throughout June

Monday 6th April - Sunday 14th June

Join us in this daily event and share your discoveries of Nature on your doorstep, be they wonderous, puzzling, spectacular or simply every-day.

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Daily News and Views from the AONB during COVID-19 — EXTENDED

Monday 6th April - Sunday 14th June

With our main events all suspended until after the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, we are replacing our normal programme with a daily Virtual Event running on our Facebook social media channels.

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Additional booking information

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 bookings@landscapetrust.org.uk, 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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