*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.
Peat in the fells presents a particular challenge. Its importance these days as a carbon store and ecological habitat is well recognised, but it is extremely fragile and vulnerable to trampling. Where paths cross deep peat, it presents particular problems and challenges.
The purpose of this session will be to look at the complex issues of access and peat. The going can be very wet underfoot!
Activity grade: Moderate/strenuous.
Armboth UU car park NY305,172
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)
This workshop is organised by Friends of the Lake District.
Trainer: Richard Fox – Fix the Fells Ranger, LDNP