A Hunt for Fungi!

10 August - 26 October 2024
10:00 - 12:00

Join us on one of our three Fungi Walks with Colin Doull and Helen Speed.

The Armitt museum's fungi walks are back again for another year! Follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter and join us on our hunt for fungi. Colin and Helen, will lead a guided walk through Ambleside on a fungi hunt inspired by Beatrix Potter’s incredible scientific illustrations and her passion for all things mycological. The walk will start and finish at The Armitt museum with the chance to see some of Beatrix Potter's original fungi illustrations.

The route will vary on the day depending on which fungi decide to make an appearance so please dress prepared for bumpy and uneven paths. Please also dress appropriately for the weather.

Due to the terrain, we do not recommend this walk for people with wheelchairs or people who may have trouble walking.

Dates of the walks are:

  • Saturday 10 August

  • Saturday 21 September

  • Sunday 6 October

  • More dates to follow...

Walker's bio

Colin Doull is a keen amateur mycologist and has been interested in fungi for over 15 years. He spends much of his spare time studying or looking for fungi. Colin is a member of the British Mycological Society, actively participates in the Cumbria Fungi Group, the North West Fungus Group and created the Caithness Fungi Group.

Helen Speed is a fungi enthusiast who has been fascinated by fungi, in all their forms, for over 30 years. She regularly leads forays and delivers talks for Natural History groups in the South Lakes. She is a member of North West Fungus Group , Clyde and Argyll Fungus Group, the British Mycological Society and the Fungus Conservation Trust.

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The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library

Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BL
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