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Unless stated otherwise, events in this region are organised by the Society’s North West Regional Committee.

Regional Chair: Tim Foster telephone +44 (0)1768 779601 email nw@rgs.org

Coming up: 

Eskdale - Tim Foster and Roger Putnam

  • Saturday 11 June 10.30am–5.00pm
  • Field visit (Cumbria)

This field day in Eskdale focuses on Stanley Ghyll and includes a visit to Eskdale Mill in Boot. This area is of noted geographical, geological and archaeological interest.

Meeting place: Dalegarth Railway Station, Holmrook.

Places: £10 | RGS-IBG members £5. Contact Tim Foster telephone 017687 79601 email tim.foster.bl@field-studies-council.org

The green Victorians: the simple life in John Ruskin's Lake District - Fredrik Albritton Jonsson and Vicky Albritton

Please note CORRECTED DATE (apologies for any inconvenience).

  • Thursday 23 June at 7.00pm (drinks) for 7.30pm–9.00pm
  • Lecture (Coniston)

Can economic growth go on indefinitely? Many environmentalists challenge this fundamental assumption. One crucial group in the history of sustainability has been overlooked: the 'green' Victorians of the Lake District.

Venue: Brantwood, East of the Lake, Coniston, LA21 8AD. 

Places: £5 | RGS-IBG members free, advance booking essential. Contact Brantwood telephone 01539 441396

How to read water: clues, signs and patterns from puddles to the sea - Tristan Gooley

  • Sunday 17 July at 7.30pm
  • Regional Theatres Programme (Keswick)

Join Natural Navigator and bestselling author Tristan Gooley to discover the secrets of reading water. A must-see for walkers, sailors, swimmers and everyone interested in the natural world.

Venue: Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick, CA12 5DJ.

Tickets: prices vary, visit the venue website for details and to book. Please telephone and quote RGS-IBG membership number to book up to two tickets at discounted rate (£9.50 each) telephone 017687 74411

Wainwright's Blencathra - Tim Foster and the Wainwright Society

  • Saturday 23 July 10.30am–3.30pm
  • Field visit (Keswick)

Alfred Wainwright declared Blencathra "one of the grandest objects in Lakeland". We will select one of Wainwright's routes to consider his unique interpretation of the landscape. Joint event with Wainwright Society.

Meeting place: Blencathra Centre, Threlkeld, Keswick, CA12 4SG.

Places: £10 (donation) | RGS-IBG and Wainwright Society members free. Contact Tim Foster telephone 017687 79601 email tim.foster.bl@field-studies-council.org

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