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March 2020

WILDLIFE FROM GRAPHITE TO COLOUR PENCIL (TWO TUTORS!)

March 19th at 18:30 to March 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* A unique and innovative Wildlife Art course to explore both graphite and coloured pencils with not one, but two leading artists. A small project in graphite, then both graphite and coloured pencil and, finally, full colour. Two tutors (one graphite, one colour) allow for breadth and variation. NEW TUTORS: Karen Coulson and Mark Warner (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/karen-coulson-mark-warner) Residential: £412 Non-residential: £269

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April 2020

BIRD SONGS AND CALLS

April 20th at 18:30 to April 24th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 20 Apr - 9:00 Fri 24 Apr 2020 An alternative to LAKELAND BIRDS, with more emphasis on the aural characteristics of our feathered friends out in the field. Keith Offord (www.wildinsights.co.uk) Residential: £419 Non-residential: £274 (inc. Field Trips)

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May 2020

GEOLOGY OF THE LAKES: AN INTRODUCTION

May 1st at 18:30 to May 3rd at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 1 May - 16:00 Sun 3 May 2020 Why does Lake District topography vary so much from the rolling foothills of Kendal, to the jagged peaks of the Central Fells, to the majestic yet rounded Skiddaw massif in the north? Travel through 500 million years of geological history with 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…

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – LATE SPRING

May 18th at 18:30 to May 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 18 May - 13:30 Fri 22 May 2020 Spring is such an abundant season, so join expert Louise on an intimate tour of gardens, some 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. 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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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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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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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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September 2020

VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – EARLY AUTUMN

September 28th at 18:30 to October 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 28 Sep - 13:30 Fri 2 Oct 2020 Enjoy spectacular changing garden colours and amazing views afforded by fells, lakes and countryside by visiting some hidden horticultural gems. With her wealth of local and horticultural knowledge, Louise will seek to enchant and inspire you. 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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