Guided walk to the Combe Gill hydro project

Brought to you by National Trust for Heritage Open Days, join a free guided walk to the hydro power project at Combe Gill to discover how our plan for clean, green energy in the valley is working.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

In 2019, the National Trust began work on the new Combe Gill Hydro project which combined with Honister Gill and Lodore makes Borrowdale a hotspot for green energy.

National Trust hydropower schemes are ‘run of the river’ so we don’t dam the watercourse. A set amount of water, called the ‘hands off flow’ will always run down the natural watercourse, we only extract ‘extra’ water to power the turbine.

This ensures that we don’t extract any water during dry spells, ensuring the gill keeps flowing, for beauty, for recreation and for wildlife.

Come and take a look for yourself at the finished hydro while learning all about the project and its benefits from one of our rangers.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Suitable for children 12 and up
Meeting point
Seatoller National Trust pay and display car park (members can scan to park for free)
What to bring and wear
Please bring appropriate footwear and dress for the weather. There won't be anywhere to purchase food or drinks so please bring your lunch and a bottle of water.
Accessibility
This will be about a 6km (3.7miles) walk with 200m of ascent up a steep Lake District fell over rocky and uneven terrain.

Contact Info

Name
North and West Lakes Office
Email
NorthandWestLakes@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 017687 74649

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Guided walk to the Combe Gill hydro project

Mon 12 Sep 2022
10:00-14:00
Brought to you by National Trust for Heritage Open Days, join a free guided walk to the hydro power project at Combe Gill to discover how our plan for clean, green energy in the valley is working.