Our Leaders' Landscape Training Sessions are aimed at outdoor practitioners to help deepen their understanding of Cumbria’s landscapes and enable them to pass on their new-found knowledge to those with whom they work. The sessions are also offered as accredited Continuous Professional Development training through the Mountain Training Association.

Why Landscape Matters

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.


TO BOOK on any of the FREE sessions fill in the form below.  

Booking is essential as group numbers are limited. All sessions are booked on a first come first served basis.

Please bring:  a picnic lunch and 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)

Leader Landscape Training Sessions are accredited by Mountain Training Association and are recognised as Continuous Professional Development for members.

Friends of the Lake District’s Leader’s Landscape Training Programme for 2022 is kindly sponsored by: www.conquerlakedistrict.co.uk

Theme

Date & Location

1.  Breaking Barriers in the Outdoors

Amira Patel - The Wanderlust Women
More information here.
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Mon 11 April

Whinlatter

11 am – 4 pm

2. Beneath Our Feet - Importance of Peat Bogs

Simon Thomas – Peatland Restoration Officer, Cumbria Wildlife Trust
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Tues 24 May

Watendlath, walking up to Armboth Fell

10 am – 4 pm

3. Understanding Common Land

Jan Darrall – Friends of The Lake District, Claire Hodgson and Alan Robinson – Foundation for Common Land
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Thurs 26 May

Mazonwath, Orton

10 am - 2 pm

4. Farming Landscape: How farmers shape the landscape then and now

Pauline Blair – Upland Sheep Farmer
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Mon 30 May

Lorton, nr Cockermouth

10 am – 2 pm

5. Wild Fell – Fighting for Nature on a Lake District Hill Farm

Lee Schofield  – RSPB Haweswater Senior Site Manager and author of Wild Fell  (Note Date change - was 23rd June).
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Thurs 30th June

Swindale, nr Shap

10 am – 2 pm

6. Landscape Futures: The Drivers of Landscape Change

Jack Ellerby Landscapes
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Thurs 21 July

Tongue Gill, Grasmere

10 am – 4 pm

7. Hidden Landscapes: The Archaeology of Grange and Little Asby Scars

David Evans, Scheme Manager; Hannah Kingsbury, Cultural Heritage Officer; both Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership
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Wed 10 August

Little Asby Common, Orton

10 am – 4 pm

8. Fix the Fells: The pressures and challenges for upland paths

Annie Duckworth – LDNP Fix the Fells Ranger

Tues 13 September

Location to be confirmed

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