Ancient ash pollards of Borrowdale guided walk

Brought to you by the National Trust for Heritage Open Days, join a guided walk with ranger Morwenna who has been surveying these ancient trees.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

There are many ancient ash trees in Borrowdale, many of which are pollards. This is a traditional coppicing technique that harvests timber without killing the tree and gives them a very characteristic look. Come and learn more about them while taking in the views at Borrowdale.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Suitable for children 8 and up
Meeting point
Meet us at Rosthwaite National Trust car park (members scan to park for free)
What to bring and wear
Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and sturdy walking shoes. Bring your lunch and a bottle of water.
Accessibility
This will be about a 3km (2miles) walk with some steps and dry riverbeds to negotiate. Otherwise this will be mostly on flat terrain with no stiles.

Contact Info

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

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