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£37.00per person

A 5 mile round walk with a Blue Badge Guide, following the conservation story of Victorian pioneers, through the formation of the National Trust and the Beatrix Potter legacy, to the efforts of today's farmers, who strike a balance between food production and landscape protection. We will meet the farmer, John, and his livestock that thrive in this rugged landscape. Afterwards, we will take lunch at Yew Tree Farm, prepared by John's knowledgeable wife, Caroline, in the tea room originally set up by Beatrix Potter in the 1930's. Some local beers will be on offer to accompany the lunch.

What's included:

5 mile walking tour with a Blue Badge Guide. Talk to the farmer and meet the livestock Lunch at Yew Tree Farm

Extra information:

Meet outside the Ruskin Museum in Coniston at 10am. Appropriate outdoor wear necessary.

Suitable for:

Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Solo travellers

Tags:

tour   walking tour   guided tour   farm   farming   cattle   cows   sheep farming   sheep   pig   breeds   Cumbria   Lake District   Herdwick   Herdwick sheep   Belted Galloway   Yew Tree Farm   Beatrix Potter   Miss Potter   Victorian   Farming methods   Food production   Landscape   countryside   walk   Blue Badge   Blue Badge Guide  

Details

Theme / Type: Nature and Outdoors / Farming

Duration: 6 hours

No of people: 10 - 10

Days available: everyday

dates available: 30 Sep '11 - 29 Sep '12

Accessibility :  3

Herdies and Belties
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David David
Special interests Architecture, Food shops & markets, History, Walking
Languages spoken
English
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Herdies and Belties

  • Tripbod David
  • Location Coniston, Cumbria, UK
  • Theme/Type Nature and Outdoors / Farming
  • Days available everyday
  • No people 10 - 10
  • accessibility 3
  • Price £37.00 per person