Walking Talk: The Hunt for FUNgi

The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library, Ambleside
27 October 2023
10am - 1pm

A guided walk looking for fungi through Skelghyll woods

Follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter and join us on our hunt for FUNgi. Paul Nichol, county recorder and founder of Cumbria Fungi Group, leads a guided walk through Skelghyll Wood on a fungi hunt inspired by Beatrix Potter’s incredible scientific illustrations and her passion for all things mycological. The walk will finish at the Armitt Museum with the chance to see some of Beatrix Potters original fungi illustrations.

Th walk will start from the Stagshaw Garden car park and end at The Armitt Museum. The route through the wood involves some steep inclines, the ground may be wet and slippery and as it will be October the weather may be cold, please take this into consideration and wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

The closest parking to Skelghyll Wood is the car park for Stagshaw Garden, National Trust, however this car park has limited space. Other parking is available in Ambleside and at Waterhead, and there is a footpath along the lake side of the A591 which leads to Stagshaw Garden and Skelghyll Wood. Please aware that many car parks in the area are pay and display.

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The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library

Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BL
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