Arctic Alpine Plants: How do they all thrive in our uplands? We’re delighted to add an additional date to our Leaders Landscape Training schedule this year which we are making available to visitors and residents as well as Landscape group leaders. Glenridding: Monday 27th June from 10am to 4pm Join us on a walk from Glenridding across the common and around Red Tarn, led by Graham Watson and Pete Barron of the John Muir Trust. On the route you’ll learn how to identify some of the upland plants found on Glenridding Common as well as looking at the challenge of balancing the pressures of recreation, farming and conservation in hostile upland environments. Glenridding Common rising to the summit of Helvellyn is an iconic location for many in the British uplands. It is visited by tens of thousands of people annually; it is part of two local farm enterprises and is one of a few strongholds in England of Arctic alpine flora and other important species. Our session will also discuss the best way to meet the biodiversity and climate crises (we will include an element of carbon storage, loss and sequestration in upland habitats). This is the focus and aim of the John Muir Trust who have a management lease on the land. Cultural, recreational, environmental issues along with the opportunities for education will be discussed on this walk from Glenridding across the common and around Red Tarn. Visit our Leaders Landscape Page for more information and to book place/s on this event. Booking is required.