Allan Bank and Grasmere

Important notice -

Allan Bank is open Friday - Sunday, 10.30am - 4pm throughout March.

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 2018 

Giving you the chance to run, jog or walk through some of the most beautiful landscape in the Lakes, entry to our annual Grasmere Gallop is now open. This year’s event takes place on Saturday 2 June, and all money raised helps us in our mission to save Grasmere’s native red squirrels.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

What's on

Upcoming events

Easter crafts

Mon 26 Mar 2018
Get crafty this Easter in our playroom; make your own Easter cards to send to your best friends and family and Easter pompoms to hang at home.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Follow the Allan Bank red squirrels' Easter trail; find all of their hidden eggs to win a chocolatey prize.

Billie Buzzard's Wild Garden Trail

Sat 31 Mar 2018
Billie Buzzard is soaring overhead, floating on the breeze and watching all the comings and goings of the Allan Bank woodland garden.

Printing with nature

Mon 28 May 2018
Have fun with nature on this printmaking workshop with local artist Karen Lester. Using simple mono-printing techniques, and leaves, grass and flowers you can create your own print to take home.

Grasmere Gallop

Sat 02 Jun 2018
Grasmere Gallop has become one of the friendliest fell races in the Lakes, attracting first-time runners, Nordic walkers and families racing alongside seasoned fell-runners.

Nature Detectives

Thu 26 Jul 2018
Pick up your explorer pack and head out into our wild woodland with a National Trust Ranger.
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.