FOLD Cumbria's rainforests: An introduction to a forgotten aspect of our natural heritage

15/10/2019 - 15/10/2019

Ullswater

Bookings start from £0.00

About

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About Leader's landscape training:

Landscape is our support system without which we could not exist.

Everyone depends on landscape for food, water, fuel and clean air.

A beautiful and diverse landscape with a wealth of wildlife and human history inspires and enriches our lives and provides a ‘natural health service’ for mind and body. But our fragile landscapes are under threat as never before, not least from climate change, and our challenge is to understand, support and enhance them.

Leader’s Landscape Training is aimed at outdoor practitioners to help deepen your understanding of Cumbria’s landscapes and enable you to pass on your new-found knowledge to those with whom you work.

Workshop detail:

The Lake District National Park is renowned for its dramatic scenery, with the highest mountains and deepest lakes enticing visitors from all across the globe. For those who enjoy this landscape, there is an element to the Cumbrian countryside that is often left overlooked......rainforests, Cumbria’s rainforests.

Within Britain, our temperate rainforests are more commonly known as Atlantic woodlands and are one of the richest and most treasured habitats found within the UK. These ecosystems are teeming with biodiversity and showcase some of the most exceptional lifeforms found within the British Isles.Join April Windle, a Plantlife Project Officer from the ‘Looking Out for Small Things’ project to experience, appreciate and truly understand the importance of this special habitat.

This session will provide an introduction to Atlantic woodlands and the lower plants that characterise Cumbria’s rainforests, focusing on their fragility and conservation going forward. www.plantlife.org.uk/LOST

Meeting point:

Aira Force Car Park, nr. Watermillock, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0JS NY 400 200

What to 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 tutor:

This workshop is hosted and organised by Friends of the Lake District (Tutor: April Windle - Plantlife Senior Project Officer, Looking Out for Small Things)

Where And When

Start
15/10/2019 10:00
End
15/10/2019 16:00
Total Days
1
Maximum Bookings
15
Bookings
4
Venue
Ullswater
Town
Ullswater
County
Cumbria
Country
England

CPD Points

CPD Points
1.00

Provider

Name
Mountain Training Association
Phone
01539 720788
Email

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