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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Hardwicke Rawnsley felt duty bound to protect the Lake District from development and considered everyone should have a right to the "Possibilities of loneliness that the rural footpaths and mountain walks offer to meditative England." 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.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Allan Bank and Grasmere

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.80 £6.10
Child £3.40 £3.05
Family £17.00 £15.25

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 December 2017 14:00 - 14:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Elaine Taylor
Email
allanbank@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 015394 35143

Upcoming events

Hardwicke Rawnsley: One man and an island

Fri 15 Dec 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.

Carols around the tree

Sat 16 Dec 2017
13:30-15:30
Sing along with Grasmere Glee around the tree at our carol concert.

Billie Buzzard's Wild Garden Trail

Sat 31 Mar 2018
10:30-16:00
Billie Buzzard is soaring overhead, floating on the breeze and watching all the comings and goings of the Allan Bank woodland garden.