Autumn Highlights at Allan Bank

A warm fire, a cup of tea and a picture window from which to admire the changing colours of autumn. We have all that and more.

Hardwicke Rawnsley: One man and an island

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.  Fridays at 2pm (excluding school holidays).

Woodland Pumpkin trail

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. Daily from 21 October until 5 November. £2pp

Spot a squirrel

Allan Bank is one of the best places in Grasmere to see our native red squirrels. We work hard to make the grounds their ideal home, spending over £900.00 on feed every year. You can use our binoculars in Wordsworth’s Study to spot one of them on the feeders outside. 

Take a walk in the woods

The Allan Bank woodland walk is stunning in autumn – the ground is carpeted with fallen leaves and the views out over Grasmere are awash with autumn colours. Pick up a welcome leaflet when you arrive for a map of the grounds.