Leaders' Landscape Training 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 below: email [email protected] tel: 01539 720788 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) The Leaders' Landscape Training Programme for 2021: For more details of each event see pdf here. Theme Date and Location 1: Geology: Rocks and Glacial History of Mid - Borrowdale, Keswick Stephen Mott M.Sc, PGCE. Monday 17th MAY Derwentwater 9:30 am – 4 pm 2: Super Moon Night Navigation and Dark Sky Discovery Joe Faulkner – Nav4 Adventure Weds 26th May Askham nr Penrith 9 pm – 12 pm 3: Wild Haweswater – Farming with Nature. Lee Schofield - – RSPB Haweswater Senior Site Manager. Weds 16th June Swindale, nr Shap 10 pm – 2 pm 4: THE CUMBRIA BEAVER PROJECT: Lowther beaver enclosure tour with Cumbria Beaver Group. Heather Devey – Cumbria Beaver Group Project Officer Mon 12th JULY HELTON, nr Penrith 10:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. 5: The Challenges of Upland Management: how do walkers, farmers and arctic alpine plants all thrive in our uplands? Graham Watson, Pete Barron - John Muir Trust Fri 23rd July Glenridding. Ullswater 10 am – 4 pm 6: Understanding Tranquillity Lorayne Wall – Friends of the Lake District Kate Willshaw - Friends of the Lake District Prof. Denise Hewlett of the University of Winchester Thurs 12th August High Borrowdale and The Helm, near Kendal 10 am – 4 pm 7: Fix The Fells: The pressures and challenges for upland paths. Annie Duckworth – LDNP Fix the Fells Ranger Date and location tbc. 8: Hunter's Moon Night Navigation and Dark Sky Discovery Joe Faulkner – Nav4 Adventure Weds 20th Oct Askhan nr Penrith 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm 9: Cumbria's Rainforests: An introduction to a forgotten aspect of our natural heritage. April Windle Tues 26th Oct Borrowdale 10 am – 4:30 pm 10: Cumbria's Rainforests: An introduction to a forgotten aspect of our natural heritage. April Windle Weds 27th Oct Borrowdale 10 am – 4:30 pm Booking is essential as group numbers are limited. To book, email [email protected] and include: • The session you would like to attend• Your name• Your email address• Your mobile number• Your MTA or BAIML member number (if you have one)• Emergency contact name and number To be added to our mailing list to receive information about the programme, please sign up to the newsletter below, contact [email protected] or phone 01539 720788. Some comments from previous participants: “I thought the trainer was excellent. Very knowledgeable about wildlife and explained things in a very clear way. Usually when I go out on the Fells it is about getting from A to B. This day demonstrated that it’s not how many miles you cover but what you take time to look at on the way that is important!” “Fantastic location, lots of information in a short distance. Great trainer.” “Excellent, informative, enjoyable.” “Really interesting day - refreshing to learn something new.” LEADERS' LANDSCAPE TRAINING SESSIONS are accredited by Mountain Training Association and are recognised as Continuous Professional Development for members. Friends of the Lake District’s Leaders' Landscape Training Programme for 2020 is kindly sponsored by: www.conquerlakedistrict.co.uk CONQUER Lake District design and create National Park goods that have a touch of the nostalgia about them.