Allan Bank and Grasmere

Important notice -

On Friday May 26 Allan Bank will be open from 11.00am due to an essential team meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please feel free to enjoy the grounds.

The loveliest spot that man hath ever found

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Things to see and do

Runners taking part in the Grasmere Gallop

Grasmere Gallop Trail Run 2017 

Run for the reds - you would be nuts not to! Take part in this year’s Grasmere Gallop on Saturday 3 June and help us in our mission to save Grasmere’s native red squirrels.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

What's on

Upcoming events

Billie Buzzard's Wild Garden Trail

Sat 27 May 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.

Grasmere Gallop

Sat 03 Jun 2017
09:00-12:00
Fast gaining a reputation as one of the friendliest trail races in the Lakes, each year we see more and more first-time runners, Nordic walkers and families racing alongside seasoned fell-runners.

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.

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.
Allan Bank and Grasmere

Eating and shopping

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Our work

A red squirrel at Allan Bank in Grasmere Cumbria

Our native red squirrels 

Allan Bank is a great place to see our native red squirrels. We work hard alongside the Grasmere Red Squirrel Group to make the grounds at Allan Bank their ideal home, spending over £900.00 on feed every year.

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.