Lapwing David PatrickWe would normally be delivering different sessions across all of the projects throughout the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership. We look forward to meeting new people, and delivering regular sessions to participants throughout the Pendle Hill landscape area.

Unfortunately, we currently cannot deliver these group, face to face events and activities. Instead, we are teaming up with our wider Forest of Bowland AONB team, and hope to deliver a number of online activities and events over the next few months.

These will either be live events which you'll need to pre-book, or recordings which you'll be able to enjoy when it's convenient.

All our online opportunities will be listed on this page, including details of how to book where needed.  Most of the events will be free but donations to Champion Bowland will always be welcome.

We'll be adding more events as we get the details finalised so do keep checking back to see what's new!

 

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Tuesday 8th September 2020

Re-establishing Black grouse into the Bowland Fells

6.30pm - 8.00pm

Join us for this presentation by Dr Philip Warren, senior scientist at the Game and Wildflife Conservation Trust.

Black grouse were abundant in the Bowland Fells between 1950s and 1970s, but subsequently declined and were absent by 2000.

Since then, there have been considerable habitat improvements on moorland and moorland fringe habitats which, combined with a recovery in black grouse populations in North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales to the north, mean that range expansion into this area, either naturally or through translocation, is being considered to restore birds into this area. 

This event will be hosted as a live Zoom session.

Cost: Free - but donations to Champion Bowland (via a link on booking) are welcomed.

Booking essential: please book via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/re-establishing-black-grouse-into-the-bowland-fells-tickets-115726283429


Tuesday 15th September 2020

Hidden Nature of the River Ribble

2.00pm - 3.30pm

Join us for an illustrated talk about the work of Ribble Rivers Trust. This talk will provide a brief introduction to the Trust and highlights some of the recent fish passage projects which have helped to unlock parts of the Ribble Catchment which have been inaccessible to fish for decades and even centuries.

Ribble Rivers Trust deliver projects throughout the whole of the Ribble catchment. They currently deliver the Pendle Woodlands and Invasive Non Native Species project as part of the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership, and work with the Forest of Bowland AONB across other parts of Bowland.

This event will be hosted as a live Zoom session.

Cost: Free, but you can make a donation to the Ribble Rivers Trust via their website: https://ribbletrust.org.uk/giving/

Booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hidden-nature-of-the-river-ribble-tickets-118129860593


Wednesday 16th September 2020

Travelling with the Romans - Lancashire's Roman Roads

6.30pm - 8.00pm

The last few years has seen a transformation in our understanding of Lancashire's Roman road network as a consequence of Lidar data becoming freely available. 

The use of Lidar data to reveal the course of Roman roads has been a great success throughout the country. Imagery derived from this data is often able to show clearly the surviving remains of the road agger, terraces, side ditches and cuttings, often where they cannot be identified on the ground through traditional fieldwork. This has resulted in almost every road in Lancashire being located with high confidence.

Join us for this talk by David Ratledge, a former Civil Engineer working predominantly in the design and construction of Roads and Bridges for over 40 years. Since his retirement he has been able to devote his time to tracking down lost Roman roads in Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Norfolk and Suffolk - www.twithr.co.uk. 

This event will be hosted as a live Zoom session.

Cost: Free 

Booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/travelling-with-the-romans-lancashires-roman-roads-tickets-117227525685


Sunday 20th September, 2020

Herbal Medicine Forage

10am - 11.30am

Learn about some of the edible and medicinal plants growing in the local area with Medical Herbalist, Danielle Kay.

Danielle will take you on an virtual journey, bringing you closer to nature to discover the wonder of weeds. During this online event, Danielle will demonstrate how to create elderberry syrup and hedgerow vinegar (oxymel) - both thought to be great immune boosting remedies to help us through the winter.

Danielle Kay is a keen forager who loves introducing people to the medicinal and edible qualities of local wild 'weeds'. She is a trained herbalist and is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.

This event will be hosted via Zoom.

Cost: Free

Booking essential: Please book via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/herbal-medicine-forage-tickets-117622906279


Tuesday 22nd September, 2020

A Seasonal Foraged Feast

8pm - 9.30pm

Join us for some online seasonal foraging and cooking!

Experienced forager, Adrian Rose, guides us on a culinary quest to discover some of the best wild foods that the area has to offer, whilst talented chef, Dominique Ashford, owner of Dale House Barn and B&B, demonstrates a 3-course seasonal, foraged feast.

Adrian Rose 02_Forest of Bowland AONBAdrian has been featured numerous times on radio and television talking about his passion for wild food foraging within the Ribble Valley and loves to share his knowledge.

Dominique is a classically trained chef who has worked at the Houses of Parliament, with the Roux brothers and Aiden Byrne. She now runs Dalehouse Barn and B&B along with her partner Andrew. Between them they offer beautiful accommodation and a small menu of carefully selected local produce with an emphasis on game.

This event will be hosted via Zoom.

Cost: Free

Booking essential: Please book via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-seasonal-foraged-feast-tickets-117626946363


Wednesday 23rd September, 2020

An Introduction to Rewilding & Futurescapes

2.00pm - 3.30pm

Rewilding is one of the most powerful and exciting ideas to emerge in conservation in recent decades. As a way to address and counter the declines in ecological quality and species loss, this offers a positive vision of a way forwards. What is rewilding? Where can it happen? And how can you be involved? 

For success, this cannot be an exclusive approach but needs to be something that engages the whole of society and wins over hearts and minds to counter environmental decline whilst there is still time.

This presentation by Professor Ian Rotherham introduces the concepts, approaches, and indeed, the potential pitfalls, but above all, the opportunities. 

This event will be hosted as a live Zoom session.

Cost: Free - but donations to Champion Bowland (via a link on booking) are welcomed.

Booking essential: please book via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-rewilding-and-futurescapes-tickets-115388629497