FREE FOLD workshop: Restoration of Upland Hay Meadows in the Extended Lake District National Park

27/06/2017 - 27/06/2017

High Borrowdale (Eastern Lake District)

Non-residential starting from £0.00

About

Friends of the Lake District: Restoration of Upland Hay Meadows in the Extended Lake District National Park High Borrowdale is part of the ‘other’ forgotten Borrowdale and someone is always about to plunder it. It was left out of the Lake District National Park in 1951 as it lies just to the east of the then busy A6. However, after years of campaigning by FLD, on 1 Aug last year it finally became part of the Lake District National Park. Further east, a large area of the Orton Fells and Howgills, at the same time, joined the Yorkshire Dales National Park. We will explore landscape designations, what they mean and whether this will make a difference to the future of this hidden and delightful valley and surrounding area. FLD own High Borrowdale and we strive to trial new and different ways of management. We were one of the first organisations to successfully recreate a new upland hay meadow. Upland hay meadows are in decline but are hugely important for biodiversity and landscape as well as being incredibly beautiful places to spend time. We will explore why they are declining, how they can be restored, how management differs to other habitats and if they are something to be worried about. In addition, FLD have been busy planting 5,200 new trees at High Borrowdale this winter and we will discuss whether trees can play a part in flood alleviation schemes. Terrain and activity: Easy/Moderate Half an hour walk in each way. Timings: 10:00am - 2:30pm Location: A6 layby on the road from Kendal to Shap, just south of Hucks Brow (before the big dip and rise up to Shap summit) GR 552 038 All sessions are booked on a first come first served basis. Please bring: a picnic lunch & clothing/footwear for all weathers. (Please note there is no indoor backup venue so the sessions will go ahead in poor weather unless unreasonable or unsafe to do so) Workshop provider: Dr Jan Darrall – Policy Officer, Friends of the Lake District

Where And When

Start
27/06/2017 10:00
End
27/06/2017 14:30
Maximum Bookings
15
Bookings
1
Venue
High Borrowdale (Eastern Lake District)
Town
Kendal
County
Cumbria
Postcode
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Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
54.42000
Longitude
-2.71000

CPD Points

CPD Points
1.00

Contact

Provider
Mountain Training Association
Telephone
07851 721711
Website
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