National Trust Ranger Events – Spring 2018

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Silverdale

 

Eaves Wood Walk

 

21st April

 

1.30pm

 

No booking needed

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Spring is a wonderful time of year to explore Eaves Wood, on this guided walk with the National Trust Rangers.  You will learn about the management methods used to protect and enhance the special wildlife and discover some of the curious features such as the Beech Circle and ruined cottage.  Meet at Eaves Wood car park at 1.30pm.  Free but donations welcome.  No booking required.  Ring 07776462537 for further information.

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Silverdale, Arnside Knott

 

Bats, Glow-worms and Creatures of the Night

 

13th July

 

9.30pm

 

No booking needed

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Join the National Trust Rangers on Arnside Knott and enter the mysterious world of our nocturnal wildlife.  We will hear owls hooting in the trees, see bats swirling overhead and discover eerie glowing creatures in the grass verges.  Meet Arnside Knott car park at 9.30pm.  Please wear warm clothes and sturdy footwear.  Free but donations welcome.  No booking necessary.  Ring 07776462537 for further information.

 


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Heysham

 

St Patrick’s Day walk

 

17th March

 

1.00pm

 

No booking needed

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Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a guided walk and talk at St Patrick’s Chapel, Heysham Head on Saturday 17th March.  You will learn all about the life and myths of St Patrick and how he is believed to be connected to this site.  You will also discover how Stone Age inhabitants, pirates and Vikings have all contributed to the complex history of this special place.

Meet at St Patrick’s Chapel at 1pm.

The talk is free and no booking is required.  If you would like further information, please call 07776462537.


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Sizergh

 

Hawfinch Watch

 

2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24th March, 6, 7th April

 

8.00am – 10.00am

(café open at 9.30am for breakfast refreshments)

 

No booking needed

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Join our ranger team and spot a hawfinch at first light. Hawfinches spend most of their time in the tops of trees and tend to disappear from May onwards, so don’t miss your chance to catch a glimpse of one in the beautiful surroundings of Sizergh castle and gardens.

 

Free event.


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Sizergh

 

Guided walks

 

Every Monday in Apr, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct

 

11.00am and 1.30pm

 

No booking needed

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Short guided walks on the beautiful and diverse Sizergh estate – every Monday from March to October inclusive. Please wear stout footwear. Walks depart from the main Sizergh reception.

 

There are no fees, but a donation towards the upkeep of the estate would be appreciated.

11.00 – 1.5 miles – Sizergh Fell – A short walk to admire the views and hidden archaeology from Sizergh fell

13.30 – 1.5 miles – Helsington Church – a short walk admiring ancient trees and the historic landscape which is rewarded with a glorious view towards the Lakeland fells from Church fell.


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Sizergh

 

Longer 5 mile guided walks – Helsington Barrows

 

10th March, 14th April, 12th May, 7th July, 4th August

 

11.00am

 

No booking needed

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5 miles –  Helsington Barrows

A walk to explore the limestone grasslands of Helsington Barrows SSSI, with many botanical interests and breath-taking views towards the Lakeland fells. The return to Sizergh will be via the Park end wetland. Walks will depart from Sizergh reception. These walks will include a picnic stop, so bring your own or buy one from the café before you leave. Wear stout footwear.

There are no fees, but a donation towards the upkeep of the estate would be appreciated.

 


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Sizergh

 

4 mile guided walk – Sizergh Estate

 

11th April, 22nd May

 

11.00am

 

No booking needed

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4 miles – Sizergh estate

Explore the diverse Sizergh estate, taking in Brigsteer Park Wood, a semi-ancient native woodland and emerging close to Park end wetland, where you will have chance for a quick break in the hide before climbing up to St John’s Church at Helsington to view the World War 1 Memorial Mural and returning to Sizergh via Holeslack farm. Walks will depart from Sizergh reception. These walks will include a picnic stop, so bring your own or buy one from the café before you leave. Wear stout footwear.

There are no fees, but a donation towards the upkeep of the estate would be appreciated.