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BLS SUMMER MEETING 2018 - Borrowdale, Cumbria

22nd July 2018 to 29th July 2018

Event Description:

Sunday 22nd to Sunday 29th July 2018

Field-sites organiser: Allan Pentecost

This meeting based at the head of the Borrowdale will study near-by upland areas, lowland areas of North Cumbria and the Borrowdale valley.

Meeting Base

Glaramara House, Seatoller, Borrowdale, Nr Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XQ

Tel: 017687 77222

Fax: 017687 77198

Email: info@glaramara.co.uk

See http://www.glaramarahouse.co.uk/ to view the accommodation and facilities.

For a map of the area see: http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=324733&Y=513808&A=Y&Z=115


Accommodation and costs

The BLS has reserved a number of single and twin en-suite rooms and a meeting room at Glaramara House. The hotel is geared-up to accommodate groups such as ours involved in outdoor activities.

The cost per person for the week is £539 (£77 per night) for dinner, bed, breakfast and packed lunch. This cost includes the provision of the meeting room.

Other accommodation in the area includes camp-sites, bunk-barns and a Youth Hotel at Honister.


Attendees should book onto the meeting with the Field Meetings Secretary, Steve Price,
email: fieldmeetings@britishlichensociety.org.uk or by post to Woodlands, Combs Road, Combs, High Peak SK23 9UP and send him a £50 deposit per person, cheques payable to 'The British Lichen Society' (not 'BLS' please). The balance of the costs will be requested in May 2018.

If members prefer to pay by bank transfer please request details from the Field Meetings Secretary.

The bedrooms are being held for us until April 2018. Subject to availability rooms will be able to be booked after this date.

Please advise of any special dietary needs.

Microscope Work

Microscope work will take place in the Fell View function room of which we have exclusive use.

Bring your own microscopes if you can. The BLS stereo and compound microscope will also be available for communal use. If possible please bring your own consumables (microslides / cover slips / razor blades / chemicals).


Rooms are available from 15.00hrs on Sunday 22 July. The meeting will run from the evening of the 22nd when we will gather in the Fell View room after dinner for an introductory meeting. We vacate the accommodation before 10.00hrs on the Sunday 29th.


Further details of the programme will be sent out to attendees nearer the time of the meeting.


Maps of the area

OS Explorer 1:25,000 - OL4 - The English Lakes - North Western

British Geological Survey 1:50,000 Sheet 29 - Keswick