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May 2019

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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SUMMER YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND

June 14th at 18:30 to June 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore the Yoga tradition, balancing seasonal effects through diet, daily routine and yoga practice. Essentially practical, using posture, breathing, meditative techniques and just a tiny bit of theory. All levels. Amanda Oakes (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/amanda-oakes) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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COLOURED PENCILS: TREASURES OF THE SUMMER GARDEN

June 16th at 18:30 to June 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The early summer garden is full of the most amazing subjects. Using the very forgiving medium of coloured pencil, be guided through an exciting and relaxing few days of creativity. Draw your subject to show it at its best, choose the right colours, learn tricks of the trade to create a beautiful botanical illustration to be proud of. Demos and individual tuition throughout from your RHS gold medal award-winning tutor. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £505 Non-residential: £348

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: THE SUMMER GARDEN

June 21st at 18:30 to June 23rd at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Choose a favourite flower from the garden to draw and paint a detailed study in Watercolour, considering composition and pattern in Nature. All levels, individual tuition for all stages. Slightly extended, ends 4pm with Tea. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176

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July 2019

VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT): MID-SUMMER

July 1st at 18:30 to July 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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: £463 Non-residential: £334 (inc. Admissions and Field Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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