Join us for a guided visit to our wildflower upland hay meadow on July 4th from 10am – 2pm in tranquil High Borrowdale; which was made part of the Lake District National Park last year.

Poet Harriet Fraser will be visiting and reading from her book, ‘Meadow’ – the result of a summer spent wild camping in the meadow in 2015. 

Through the extensive work of Friends of the Lake District volunteers, meadows have been re-created and 10,000 native trees planted to enhance the habitats and landscape of High Borrowdale, transforming the area into a stunning landscape haven for wildlife and people.

Harriet Fraser (above, at High Borrowdale) takes inspiration from nature and weaves writing into creative and documentary projects. Her work has been widely published and exhibited across the UK. She frequently works in partnership with her husband, photographer Rob Fraser in their collaborative practice ‘somewhere-nowhere’. Their latest exhibition, The Long View, is on show at Grizedale Forest until August 31st.

Jan Darrall from Friends of the Lake District will be sharing her knowledge of the ecology and history of the valley and explaining how the meadows were created.

Jan Darrall of Friends of the Lake District said: “Come along and learn about this special place, listen to Harriet’s inspirational poetry or find a quiet spot, sit and take it all in. High Borrowdale is now part of the National Park yet still rarely visited and beautifully tranquil. This time of year the meadow is at its best and includes a dazzling display of wildflowers.”

This is a free event open to all, being held on Wednesday 4th July. You can book free places and find out more information by calling 01539 720788 or book on the events page here.

From, ‘Meadow’ by Harriet Fraser,

I have become a flower watcher

brought to my knees to my belly

lie flat lie still

here with the touch

of light and weather

and the truth of daisies

tracking the sun

Read more about High Borrowdale here

Read more about Harriet Fraser here