Glenridding Common rising to the summit of Helvellyn is an iconic location for many in the British uplands. It is visited by tens of thousands of people annually; it is part of two local farm enterprises and is one of a few strongholds in England for its Arctic alpine flora and other important species.
The balance between recreation, farming and conservation can be a challenge, especially in hostile upland environments, but that is the focus and aim of the John Muir Trust who have a management lease on the land.
Cultural, recreational and environmental issues will be discussed on a walk from Glenridding across the common to Red Tarn.
Activity grade: Strenuous, steep slopes, rough ground
Meeting point: Glenrdding, LDNP car park
Time: 10am – 4:00pm
Pete Barron John Muir Trust