29 November 2019
7.00pm - 9.30pm
Wilmslow Guild, 1 Bourne St, Wilmslow, SK9 5HD
From £10.00 per person RGS-IBG members free
In the UK there are 15 National Parks, which are designated as protected areas because of their beautiful countryside, wildlife and cultural heritage. 2019 marks 70 years since the 1949 Act of Parliament was passed which established the National Parks in England and Wales that we know and love. This was the result of decades of dedicated struggle including mass protests and political lobbying. It means that today the most beautiful countryside in England and Wales has the strongest levels of protection.
The lecture will investigate some of these parks and will concentrate on the geological background and geographical processes which mould the individual landscapes. It will also investigate the social and historical aspects of the selected parks and the prominent role tourism plays.
Joint event with Wilmslow Guild. Contact Wilmslow Guild with enquiries on 01625 523903.
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