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Accessibility in the Countryside

July 8th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, and in line with government guidance, this event has been cancelled.  We hope to be able to run it at a future date.

A day focused on accessibility in the countryside, starting at 10am in the Reading Room at Coniston Institute.

We will have an opening talk from Julia Walker from Lake District mobility followed by two workshops. One led by Julia and Juliet Fellows-Smith, the National Trust’s Senior Visitor Experience Officer based in the South Lakes, who will showcase Tarn Hows, a National Trust site which has been involved in access for a number of years. They will lead and encourage conversation and debate around the practical implications of both the infrastructure required for access as well as the realities of running and maintaining trampers as popularity ever increases.

The second workshop will be led by Marian Jones and David Switzer, Central & South East Area Rangers for the National Park, and National Park Volunteer Anne Wallen, taking a look at the Coniston to Torver Miles Without Stiles route and looking at practical considerations for accessibility from the viewpoint of the users, landowners and National Park Authority.

Tea, Coffee and Cake provided. Please bring a packed lunch. The venue is in the town of Coniston, so food is readily available from the village shops.

This event has kindly been organised by the Lake District National Park Authority and National Trust.

Should you have any queries please get in touch with the organiser and CMA North West Coordinator, Joe Williams on northwest@countrysidemanagement.org.uk or joseph.williams1@nationaltrust.org.uk

Free to CMA Members and National Trust.

Non CMA Members £40, plus booking fee.

Deadline for bookings Wednesday 1st July 2020.


July 8th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Coniston Institute
15 Yewdale Road
Coniston, Lake District LA21 8DU United Kingdom
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