Muscle Meadows - part of National Meadow day

Take a closer look at what is living in the flower rich grassland around Haig Pit whilst testing your strength by weeding out some of the more invasive or unpalatable species.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Drop by at any time during the event to help out in our community weeding event as part of National Meadow day.

The basics

Suitability
Children over 7 years old are welcome to come and join in
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Haig Pit car park, Whitehaven, CA28 9BG
What to bring and wear
Please wear old clothes as they may become stained. Long sleeves, trousers and good footwear are advised to help avoid skin irritation from contact with plants, animals or exposure to sun.
Accessibility
Very accessible, level ground throughout the meadows.
Other
Hayfever sufferers please be aware of exposure to pollen and to the elements as there is no shelter. Anyone allergic to bee stings should also avoid this event. There is a risk of skin irritation from plants and animal including thistles, nettles, brambles, hogweed, wild parsnip, grasses, beetles, bees, ants. Anyone with a bad back or muscular skeletal problems should also avoid this event as weeding is strenuous.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
6 July 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
North Lakes office
Email
whitehavencoast@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 017687 74649

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Muscle Meadows - part of National Meadow day

Sat 06 Jul 2019
10:00-15:00
Take a closer look at what is living in the flower rich grassland around Haig Pit whilst testing your strength by weeding out some of the more invasive or unpalatable species.

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