FREE FOLD workshop: Landscape & cultural history (bringing the landscape to life)

22/05/2018 - 22/05/2018

Finsthwaite, Rusland Valley

Non-residential starting from £0.00

About

Workshop content:

The present-day Lakeland landscape has been created through centuries of change and development.  Since the medieval period people have settled the land, working the woodlands and clearing land for farming.  Many of the villages in the Lake District have ‘thwaite’ names, meaning a clearing in the woods. A classic example is the South Lakeland village of Finsthwaite, where the settlement is embedded in an historic field pattern, surrounded by woodlands.

 One of the projects in the Rusland Horizons Landscape Partnership Scheme has researched field and woodland names. These names tell us a lot about the physical and cultural heritage of the land. Using a wide variety of sources, local communities have volunteered weeks of work and the fruits of their labours are now available on an interactive map (which will be demonstrated).

A mixture of guided walks and talks will bring the landscape of Finsthwaite to life. It will serve as a great example of how some quality research can yield huge dividends in explaining the view in front of your eyes, and will make you think differently about the landscape and how it has developed over the centuries.

Activity grade: Easy/moderate

Meeting point: Finsthwaite and Lakeside Village Hall (by St Peter’s Church Finsthwaite Grid Ref SD 3687 8778 and Postcode LA12 8BJ).

Time: 10am – 4pm

Workshop trainer: Sophia Martin (local historian)

Where And When

Start
22/05/2018 10:00
End
22/05/2018 16:00
Maximum Bookings
12
Bookings
7
Venue
Finsthwaite, Rusland Valley
Town
Finsthwaite, Rusland Valley
County
Cumbria
Postcode
LA12
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
54.37000
Longitude
-2.90000

CPD Points

CPD Points
1.00

Contact

Provider
Mountain Training Association
Telephone
07851 721711
Website
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