It's been an 'eventful' May here at Friends. We held a Leader's Landscape Training event, met the Fell Ponies, watched the Wallers at Staveley and walked the limestone pavement at Little Asby. We've started collecting our favourite images and thought it would be a good idea to post our favourites from each month on our website. We hope you like them!

Leaders Landscape Training Day, 1st May - Our Leader’s Landscape Training Sessions are aimed at outdoor practitioners to help deepen their understanding of the variety and importance of Cumbria’s upland ecology and to encourage a clearer understanding of some of the issues and pressures of outdoor users on our landscape, wildlife and habitats. The sessions are also offered as accredited Continuous Professional Development training through the Mountain Training Association.


Staveley Walling Competition, 9th May - A competitive spirit was in evidence amongst 9 wallers taking part in Friends of the Lake District’s annual dry stone walling competition at Staveley on Saturday 9th May. 15m of wall were rebuilt with William Bell from Kendal being crowned top waller, winning the Professional Class as well as Best Throughs and Best Cams.



Meet the Fell Ponies, 10th May - Thank you to all who came along the Helm on Sunday. Cake and tea and a blustery afternoon were enjoyed by all and by the more regular grazers who definitely enjoyed their day in the limelight!


Little Asby Walk, 20th May - A day out at Little Asby exploring the geology, archaeology and wildlife of this common land and learning about its fascinating history. You can view more picture of the Little Asby visit on our Facebook Gallery...