Allan Bank and Grasmere

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Things to see and do 

The view from Allan Bank in Grasmere

Explore the grounds 

Enjoy the grounds of Allan Bank in every season with lawn games, woodland trails and picture-perfect picnic spots. See if you can spot one of our red squirrels.

The view of Grasmere lake from Allan Bank

Great summer walks in Grasmere 

From a relaxing lake-shore stroll to an adventurous fell-top ramble, when it comes to great walks we’re spoiled for choice here in Grasmere. Here are a few of our favourites to get you started.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

What's on

Upcoming events

Billie Buzzard's Wild Garden Trail

Wed 15 Aug 2018
10:30-16:00
Billie Buzzard is soaring overhead, floating on the breeze and watching all the comings and goings of the Allan Bank woodland garden.

Nature Detectives

Thu 16 Aug 2018
13:30-15:00
Pick up your explorer pack and head out into our wild woodland with a National Trust Ranger.

Heritage Open Day

Sat 15 Sep 2018
10:30-17:00
Join a day of events celebrating Edith Rawnsley's contribution to the Keswick School of Industrial Art.

Talk: An introduction to the Keswick School of Industrial Art by Dr Alwyn Turner

Sat 15 Sep 2018
11:30-15:30
Dr Alwyn Turner will show a large collection of Keswick School of Industrial Art artefacts to illustrate his introductory talk.

Flower arranging

Wed 26 Sep 2018
11:00-13:00
Create your own distinctive flower arrangement with our in-house flower arranger, Janet Thompson.

Performance art comes to Allan Bank

Sat 13 Oct 2018
14:00-14:30
Experience the creative force of the woman behind the Keswick School of Industrial Art, Edith Rawnsley.
Allan Bank and Grasmere

Eating and shopping

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Our work

The Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site

An introduction to the Lake District World Heritage Site 

The Lake District was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in early July 2017. It is now part of a special family of iconic places across the planet, like the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, the Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon and many other world famous locations.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Get involved

Staff and volunteers at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Volunteer at Allan Bank  

Working in amazing places, meeting new people and knowing that you’re helping a great cause are all good reasons to volunteer with us. We have plenty volunteering opportunities in Grasmere, whatever your interests and time availability.