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April 2019

SUN, MOON AND SPACE EXPLORATION

April 26th at 18:30 to April 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore what we have learnt about the Sun, Moon and Planets through space missions. Is there life elsewhere? Some simple practical work will be shown. Bring binoculars, telescopes and cameras for advice - clear skies prevailing! No experience needed. Dr. David Clarke (www.highamhall.com/david-clarke) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166c

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May 2019

GEOLOGY OF THE LAKES: AN INTRODUCTION

May 3rd at 18:30 to May 5th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Why does Lake District topography vary so much from rolling Kendal foothill, to jagged Central Fell peak, to majestic yet rounded Skiddaw north mountain? Travel through almost 500 millon years of geological history - stories of ancient oceans, volcanoes, Himalayan-scale ranges, tropical seas, swamps, deserts and ice ages. Includes trips out with walking - bring boots and outdoor gear! N.B.: Ends at Tea Break 4pm on the last day. Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath)…

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A DAY OF T’AI CHI

May 11th at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A disciplined, principled approach to your body and its ease and comfort of movement, improving balance. This relaxing day of guided gentle T'ai Chi, helped by a good lunch, gives time to develop awareness of how we use our bodies and relate to our environment. Sheila Aimson (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sheila-aimson) £66 including lunch

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: YOUR OWN CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

May 19th at 18:30 to May 24th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Inspired by, and concurrent with, the major RHS event, whether beginner or experienced, work at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere with individual attention and demos. Try a variety of papers and many types of coloured pencils. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £323 (inc. Field Trip to Blackwell Arts and Crafts House)

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – LATE SPRING

May 24th at 18:30 to May 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Spring is such an abundant season so join expert Louise on an intimate tour of gardens not normally open to the public. Take inspiration and meet gardeners, viewing behind the gates, walls and hedges of some hidden horticultural gems of the Lake District. LIMITED NUMBERS. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £463 Non-residential: £334 (inc. Admissions and Field Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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THE ESSENTIALS OF AROMATHERAPY

May 26th at 18:30 to May 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* An educated introduction to the holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts (essential oils) to promote health and well-being. Includes a kit to use on the course so you can mix a blend for massage, a blend for the bath and a Gel to apply to the skin. Also will teach some simple massage techniques. No experience required. Mandy Beal (Warwickshire www.highamhall.com/mandy-beale) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. materials and certificate

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KNOW YOUR TREES AND WOODLAND (3 NIGHT)

May 30th at 18:30 to June 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Some gentle level walking through woods to collect specimens and identify trees in leaf. Develop your relationship with 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: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trips)

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June 2019

BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE OF CUMBRIA

June 2nd at 18:30 to June 5th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* 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. NEW TUTOR: Chris Winnick with Claire Winnick (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-winnick) Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 (inc. Field Trip; ends 4pm on the last day)

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LAKELAND BIRDS

June 9th at 18:30 to June 14th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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: £500 Non-residential: £338 (inc. Field Trips - fair amount of walking)

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DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS: WHO AM I, REALLY?

June 13th at 18:30 to June 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Facilitated by a qualified and experienced counsellor, this course will support you to gain a deeper level of self-understanding through guided personal reflection and expression. Time will be made for group discussion, 1-1 reflection and individual silence. All welcome. Complete a very short questionnaire after booking, so Tutor may contact you if needed. Ruth Bridges (Cumbria - Questionnaire available here: www.highamhall.com/ruth-bridges) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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