Allan Bank and Grasmere

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Things to see and do 

Grasmere Lake in Cumbria

Hardwicke Rawnsley - One man and an island  

Did you know that Hardwicke Rawnsley helped form the National Trust? This year at Allan Bank, his home in Grasmere, we are exploring the role that he played in the formation of the National Trust and ultimately the birth of the international conservation movement.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

What's on

Upcoming events

Billie Buzzard's Wild Garden Trail

Thu 27 Jul 2017
10:00-16:00
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 27 Jul 2017
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 09 Sep 2017
10:00-17:00
Join a day of events celebrating Rawnsley's involvement in the formation of the National Trust and the birth of a conservation movement.

Hardwicke Rawnsley: One man and an island

Fri 15 Sep 2017
14:00-14:30
Come to sit back, relax with a cup of tea, and enjoy listening to the inspiring story of how the sale of a small island in Grasmere sparked the birth of a conservation movement.

Talk: No man is an island: Hardwick Rawnsley - a green Victorian

Wed 20 Sep 2017
19:30-21:00
Hear first-hand from Rosalind Rawnsley, Great Granddaughter of Hardwicke Rawnsley, how the sale of Grasmere Island in 1893 inspired the foundation of the National Trust.

Woodland pumpkin trail

Sat 21 Oct 2017
10:30-16:00
The Allan Bank woodland has been taken over by spooky pumpkins, venture into the woods and see how many you can find... don't forget to check inside the spine-tingling tunnel. Draw the faces as you go and spot 6 or more to win a prize.
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Eating and shopping

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Our work

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.