9.45am Registration and refreshments 

10.15am Welcome from Chief Executive, Douglas Chalmers

10.30am Morning Events All events are free. Register your interest in attending online via the Booking and Registration section, call us on 01539 720788 or email [email protected]. 

Limited Numbers: Please be aware that the places on our morning events are limited in number so we cannot guarantee a place. We would ask you at this stage to register your interest in attending one of these events. We will be allocating places on a first come first served basis and contacting all of those who have expressed an interest in attending one of our three morning activities to confirm places in due course. 

 We invite you to select ONE of the following activities when booking your places at our AGM.

  1. Walk: National Park Southern Boundary Extension – the story so far
    A walk up the Hoad to the Lighthouse Walk begins from Coronation Hall at 10.30am. Access: A steady uphill walk with some steep sections, on good footpaths with benches along the way. Sturdy footwear advised. Join our Chief Executive Douglas Chalmers and Policy Officer Laura Partington to walk up to the Sir John Barrow Monument, to view the area proposed as the Southern Boundary Extension for the National Park.We will explain how the campaign unfolded, what our main arguments were and what we learned from this major campaign, and what we will do next. And the far-reaching views across the Bay and towards the fells are breathtaking!
  2. Rusland Woods Walk
    Bus leaves from Coronation Hall at 10.30am. Access: Easy to moderate, uneven ground, some steep slopes but no stiles. Walking boots needed. Come and spend an hour discovering our new woodland in the heart of the Rusland valley. Jan Darrall will lead the walk through Bull Coppice and Resp Haw, give an update on how the woodland is developing since we acquired it in 2020, and share our hopes for it as an ‘Atlantic woodland’.
  3. Planning and Sustainable Transport update and discussion
    A talk in Coronation Hall. Join Planning Officer Lorayne Wall and Policy Officer Kate Willshaw to hear about our recent planning work, issues coming up and about what we’ve been doing since the 2019 Sustainable Transport conference. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion around both of these topic areas.

12 - 12.30pm Buffet lunch A delicious lunch from a local supplier. Please book and tell us about any dietary requirements when booking. Free, but donations encouraged on the day to help cover costs please. 

12.30 - 1.15pm Guest Speaker: Debbie North, founder of Access the Dales, will share how we can make the outdoors more inclusive and the importance of increasing diversity in the Lake District. For many, accessing the outdoors can feel daunting and unwelcoming. Debbie has been working to break down barriers and stereotypes to address inequalities for accessing the outdoors. 

1.15pm Chief Executive ‘Annual Achievements’ presentation
With a Questions and Answer session to follow

1.45pm Annual General Meeting Agenda

  1. Welcome and apologies for absence
  2. Confirm the minutes of the 2021 Annual General Meeting
  3. Chairman’s Report
  4. Election of President
  5. Annual Report and Accounts
  6. Questions
  7. Appoint auditors
  8. Election of Executive Committee members
  9. Any other business