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June 2020

BUTTERFLIES, MOTHS AND THE COUNTRYSIDE OF NORTH WEST CUMBRIA

June 1st at 18:30 to June 4th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 1 Jun - 16:00 Thu 4 Jun 2020 For lovers of natural history and the countryside we will walk contrasting Cumbrian sites where conservation management has helped the habitats of rare butterflies inc. Marsh Fritillary, Mountain Ringlet, Small Blue and The Forester. Presentations and discussion will consider wider conservation issues. Chris Winnick with Claire Winnick (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-winnick) Residential: £350 Non-residential: £249 (inc. Field Trip; ends 4pm on the last day)

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

June 1st at 18:30 to June 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 1 Jun - 13:30 Wed 3 Jun 2020 For Intermediate and Advanced French speakers to develop confidence and fluency in a friendly, structured but fun atmosphere. Activities: communication games, discussion, reading and listening to authentic French resources: press articles, excerpts from radio, TV, films and songs. Formidable! Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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LAW AND ORDER IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND

June 7th at 18:30 to June 9th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 7 Jun - 13:30 Tue 9 Jun 2020 A legal system had to be accessed, guilt determined and penalties given. Law was made by royal pronouncement and by the written word and new laws had to be transmitted. We shall explore examples of how justice was viewed and applied. The book needed for this course (Laws of the Earliest English Kings) is included to take home. Philip Holdsworth (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/philip-holdsworth) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £184 (inc. book required…

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LAKELAND BIRDS

June 7th at 18:30 to June 12th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 7 Jun - 9:00 Fri 12 Jun 2020 The Lake District has few equals for all-round bird watching. Find early summer residents and visitors, and, both in- and out-doors, explore habitats from upland fells to rivers, lakes and coast. Comfortable pace, ideal for learning to recognise birds by both sight and sound. Reasonable walking required (Level 2). Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £358 (inc. Field Trips - fair amount of walking)

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YOGA AND WALKING: MID-SUMMER LONG WEEKEND

June 14th at 18:30 to June 18th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 14 Jun - 13:30 Thu 18 Jun 2020 A perfect mix for all! Sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing, relaxation) offset with optional guided 3-5 mile walks amongst the peaceful northern fells. Feel more supple and relaxed. Now ends with lunch on the last day. Courses run Spring, Mid- and LateSummer. Gill Hunter with Alan Hunter (www.highamhall.com/gill-hunter) Residential: £446 Non-residential: £314 (inc. Field Trips

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ANCIENT ROCKS OF LAKELAND

June 18th at 18:30 to June 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Thu 18 Jun - 13:30 Sun 21 Jun 2020 A more advanced course for those already introduced to the subject. We examine the oldest rocks in Lakeland: the early-mid Palaeozoic (Ordovician to Devonian periods). The course includes several field trips out with some walking on a variety of paths and with stiles to climb over - so wear appropriate walking boots and warm and waterproof clothes! Note: the LAKELAND ROCKS: TROPICAL SEAS, RAGING DESERTS & ICE AGES course leads…

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KNOW YOUR TREES AND WOODLAND (3 NIGHT

June 25th at 18:30 to June 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Thu 25 Jun - 13:30 Sun 28 Jun 2020 Some gentle level walking through woods to collect specimens and identify trees in leaf. Learn about trees and their ecosystem, guided by a respected, patient expert in one of the most stunning areas of our country. Paul Nichol (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £345 Non-residential: £244 (inc. Field Trips)

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT): MID-SUMMER

June 29th at 18:30 to July 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 29 Jun - 13:30 Fri 3 Jul 2020 Summer is a wonderful season to view the fantastic gardens of Cumbria. Join expert Louise, be inspired by some best-kept horticultural secrets, meeting their owners and gardeners. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £471 Non-residential: £339 (inc. Admissions and Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September

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July 2020

CLOCKS – A SOCIAL HISTORY AND A LITTLE HANDS-ON

July 1st at 18:30 to July 5th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Wed 1 Jul - 9:00 Sun 5 Jul 2020 *NEW* A delightful foray into the world of western timekeeping. Discover some of the social history and the developments that influenced it. Includes minibus Field Trips to a famous clock company in Dacre, plus an opportunity for a little hands-on. Bring a family clock if you wish to share it. NEW TUTOR: Arnold Fairless (www.highamhall.com/arnold-fairless) Residential: £419 Non-residential: £274 (inc. Field Trips)

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August 2020

PICTURESQUE, ROMANTIC AND GOTHIC LAKELAND

August 30th at 18:30 to September 4th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 30 Aug - 9:00 Fri 4 Sep 2020 Picturesque, Romantic, Gothic: terms favoured by C18th writers, artists, architects and travel companies to describe the Lake District. Explore through illustrated lectures, fullday and half-day tours (in our minibus, some walking involved) through the best of the Lakeland scenery. With visits including Lowther Castle, Dove Cottage, Ullswater, Borrowdale and Buttermere. Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £535 Non-residential: £369 (inc. Trips, Lunches; excludes coffee stops)

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