ACCESS AND CONSERVATION WORKSHOP MOUNTAIN DAY – LAKE DISTRICT
Walking and mountain leaders enjoy opportunities to lead groups within outdoor areas of great landscape beauty, natural and cultural heritage importance. Leaders need to be able to interpret the interest of these valuable landscapes to their groups, both to enrich their enjoyment and to encourage responsible use of these often fragile environments.
This CPD workshop is set within the Borrowdale area of the central Fells region of the Lake District, and has been developed to help lowland, hill and mountain leaders consolidate and expand their environmental knowledge and consolidate their environmental interpretation skills by extension into mountain landscapes. It is the third of a series organised by Peak Region MTA, following days on Lowland and Sub-montane environments.
Through direct instruction from qualified and experienced tutors and group discussion the workshop will cover a wide range of environmental topics and issues of relevance to lowland, hill and mountain leaders. At the end of the workshop
• Be able to confidently identify characteristic plant species of various British upland vegetation types. These will include ancient semi-natural woodland, blanket bog, montane heath, grassland, montane scrub and fell-field vegetation;
• Gain an understanding of the main ecological and geomorphological characteristics of Britain’s submontane and montane landscapes;
• Gain an understanding of some key upland land use and industrial heritage features typical of the Lake District central fells area;
• Develop a wide understanding of key environmental conservation and land use issues within Britain’s mountain landscapes;
• Acquire a working knowledge of key recreational management issues in Britain’s upland landscapes;
• Gain experience of group management strategies that help to enable effective interpretation of environmental information.
This workshop will comprise a full mountain day and participants should be suitably equipped with adequate food and drink. The proposed itinerary will involve some steep and moderately strenuous walking. Some information will be provided on the day, but a notebook and camera would be useful.
Start/finish times: 0900 - 1730
Meet location: Honister Pass National Trust Car Park
Postcode: CA12 5XN
Grid ref: NY225135
Car parking is free for National Trust members, but there is a charge for non-members:
Tutors: Stephen Jones / David Broom
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE EVENT
Your CPD record - If you attend this event and it counts as CPD, your CPD point/s will automatically be added to your record in due course - you will not need to add it yourself.
Please allow up to 2 weeks for the workshop provider to complete the event in the system and assign you your CPD, thank you.