The Orton Fells, to the east of the Lake District, have some of the most spectacular limestone pavements in Europe, bounded by the villages of Orton, Great Asby, Little Asby, Crosby Ravensworth and Crosby Garret.

Friends of the Lake District invite you to come along for a day out at Little Asby to explore the geology, archaeology and wildlife of this common land and learn about its fascinating history.

This is a free event led by Jan Darrall and Kate Willshaw; Jan is the property manager for Little Asby and has a wealth of knowledge about the history and management of this area. Kate ran the Limestone Pavement Action Group for three years and has a long-held interest in the geology, geomorphology and flora of limestone pavements. Together, they will tell the story of this stunning landscape.

The walk takes place on Wednesday 20th May setting off at 10am from Grid Ref NY677078 on the road adjacent to Sunbiggin Tarn. Participants should bring a packed lunch and suitable clothes and footwear. Walk is expected to finish at 2.30pm.

And don't forget, we're running events like this all summer. You can view them on our events page or download our new Events Brochure which you can print out and keep handy.