FLD - CUMBRIA’S RAINFORESTS: An introduction to a forgotten aspect of our natural heritage

10/09/2020 - 10/09/2020

Aira Force Car Park

Bookings start from £0.00

About

*1st Sept update : This session is now fully booked - thanks for your interest*

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 British Lichen Society representative, to 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.

Activity: Moderate

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 trainer:

This workshop is organised by Friends of the Lake District.

Trainer: April Windle, a British Lichen Society representative.

Where And When

Start
10/09/2020 10:00
End
10/09/2020 16:00
Total Days
1
Maximum Bookings
10
Bookings
5
Venue
Aira Force Car Park
Town
A592
County
Cumbria
Postcode
CA11 0JS
Country
England
Latitude
54.58027
Longitude
-2.90135

CPD Points

CPD Points
1.00

Provider

Name
Mountain Training Association
Phone
01539 720788
Email

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