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Appeal for uplands festival involvement

Posted 28 January 2010
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Appeal for uplands festival involvement
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An appeal has been issued for people to get involved in a conservation festival highlighting the wildlife of the Cumbrian uplands.

Friends of the Lake District has published an appeal for people to consider getting involved in the Flora of the Fells festival, which include a number of events between April to November in the Lake District and the North Pennines.

Sue Manson, the events officer for the festival, noted that the locations it focused on included those around some of the highest mountains in Cumbria, such as Helvellyn and Skiddaw, as well as areas of limestone scenery in the south-west of the national park such as Scout and Cunswick scars.

Walks may be included in the programme, which may suggest a good reason for festival goers to bring hiking equipment.

Those wishing to walk in the limestone scenery that exists on the fringes of the national park can reach Cunswick Scar from Kendal via a path through the golf course, from where red squirrels may be seen.

It consists of a limestone escarpment, below which rests Cunswick Tarn, with views eastwards towards the heart of the national park.

Posted by Dan Mirza