Unless stated otherwise, events in this region are organised by the Society’s North West Regional Committee.
Regional Chair: Tim Foster +44 (0)1768 779601 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 17 June 10.30am–12.30pm
Field visit (Penrith)
Closed for 70 years, the imposing castle and grounds are now the subject of one of Europe’s largest renovation projects. New landscape designs complement wild beauty and offer glimpses of former grandeur.
Venue: Lowther Castle, Penrith, CA10 2HH.
Tickets: £11.50, please send cheque (payable to 'Royal Geographical Society') with s.a.e. Please note that stout footwear is recommended. This visit may not be suited to all ages or abilities. Contact Jonathan Stevens, 54 Gillingate, Kendal, LA9 4JB 07583 084361
Sunday 16 July at 7.30pm
Regional Theatres Programme (Keswick)
Cities seem an unlikely place for animals to thrive, but they can be a world of surprising opportunity. Fredi Devas, Producer of BBC Planet Earth II: Cities, takes us behind the scenes.
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). 017687 74411
Saturday 22 July at 7.00pm (drinks) for 7.30pm–9.00pm
Join the Cumbrian artists, writer Harriett and photographer Rob, for a behind-the-scenes tour of The long view, a project seven years in the making - "ordinary trees in extraordinary locations".
Venue: The Box, Kendal College Media and Arts Campus, Beezon Road, Kendal, LA9 6EL.
Places: £5 on entry, RGS-IBG members free. Pay bar from 7.00pm.
Saturday 12 August 10.30am–3.30pm
Field visit (Keswick)
A field visit to the summit of this iconic mountain, which has grown in popularity since showcased on BBC4. Described as "the mountaineers' mountain" by Wainwright, is it now "the people's mountain"?
Meeting place: Blencathra Centre, Threlkeld, Keswick, CA12 4SG.
Places: £10 (donation), RGS-IBG members free, book in advance. Please note that suitable footwear and clothing must be worn. Participants will require a suitable level of fitness for ascent and distance. Contact Tim Foster 017687 79601