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Sizergh Castle & Howe Ridding Wood - North Western Division

  • Venue am: Sizergh Castle, Kendal
  • Host am: National Trust

The intention of the morning’s meeting is to visit Low Park Wood and discuss management options for mixed ash woodlands, with reference to ash dieback. This is part of a wider Ash project run by Cumbria Woodlands whose aims are to bring together woodland managers, ecologists, forestry professionals and regulators to improve communication on the management of ash dieback. Barnaby Wylder, FC Tree Health Officer, will be there to provide an up-date on current research.

  • Venue pm: Howe Ridding Wood, Witherslack, Kendal
  • Host pm: Cumbria Wildlife Trust

We will be with Joe Murphy of Cumbria Wildlife Trust who knows the woods well and will be able to chat through interesting ecological and historical features along the route, including huge ancient coppiced limes. We will walk 4-5km on moderate ground, with some steeper sections (and some muddy sections!).

For further information, please contact the Local Honorary Secretary: Ian Jack (events@rfs.org.uk)

 

Notes

Car share to afternoon location as parking very limited. We will park at the last layby before North Lodge (GR430 871) on the road between Witherslack School and Pool Bank.

Most all-day meetings start at around 10:00 and end at around 16:00, but please check precise details with the Local Honorary Secretary.

RFS meetings take place out in the woods in all weathers. Appropriate footwear and clothing should be worn. Please be aware of your health and safety at all times. Do not take risks that could put you or  others in danger. Do not attempt to do anything that you do not feel confident  about. Please follow instructions.

RFS members are welcome to attend events in any Division.