News from James Archer for February 2012

  • Exciting news

    22:18 29 February 2012
    By Roland Wicksteed, Dave Jackson, Dave Almond, James Archer, Neil Winder

    Today marks the beginning of an exciting new venture for the National Trust and the Central & East Lakes Team. We are now the proud owners of the Stickle Barn Tavern in Great Langdale.


    The Tavern is situated next to the National Trust car park near the head of Great Langdale and will, no doubt, become a welcome sight for many walkers returning from a fabulous day`s walking on the Langdale Pikes and surrounding fells. With popular walks to Stickle Tarn, Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle, we hope the Tavern will become the gate way to the Langdales for many.

    Good food, great local ale and a fantastic atmosphere, we hope to welcome our visitors time and time again.

    We will be updating the blog with news from the tavern over the coming weeks. So why not call in and say hello.

  • The Return of `Gallop Girl`

    20:05 29 February 2012
    By Roland Wicksteed, Dave Jackson, Dave Almond, James Archer, Neil Winder

    Running in sync` (pardon the pun), Miranda, our intrepid volunteer is blogging her account of her preparations to take part in the Grasmere Gallop 2012.

    Check out Miranda`s training blog at http://www.grasmeregallop.co.uk/training-blog/

    A brilliant read.

    Gallop girl in GG2011


    For more information and online entries please go to www.grasmeregallop.co.uk
  • Rohan interview

    22:19 20 February 2012
    By Roland Wicksteed, Dave Jackson, Dave Almond, James Archer, Neil Winder

    Neil Winder Area Ranger for Grasmere & Great Langdale has recently been interviewed by outdoor clothing specialists Rohan.
    Paul Russell manager of Rohan Ambleside and author of microview, the popular series on the Rohantime web-site conducted a series of interesting questions to ask Neil about the work of a National Trust Ranger.
    The full interview can be seen by clicking the link below.

    http://rohantime.com/26059/microview-neil-winder/

  • Grasmere Gallop 2012 Saturday 9th June 2012

    13:05 02 February 2012
    By Roland Wicksteed, Dave Jackson, Dave Almond, James Archer, Neil Winder

    So, here we go again !  The National Trust Grasmere Ranger team are already busy  preparing for GG2012. Thank you to all of you who helped make our relaunch of the Grasmere Gallop in June 2011 such a success. We are really looking forward to welcoming you, and hopefully many others, back in 2012.
    We want to build on the success of last year and make this years event bigger and better. Please click on the link http://www.grasmeregallop.co.uk/ to take you to our gallop home page where you will find more information and our on line entry page. Grab your running shoes and get active, we want to see you on Saturday June 9th, fun for all ages. Come along and help support the fantastic work of the National Trust in this beautiful location.

     

News from James Archer

Photo of James Archer

Lead Ranger for Great Langdale and the Lowther Commons.

I've worked in the Lakes for over 30 years now, with the last 28 for the National Trust! Originally I was involved with estate work and footpath maintenance. This lead on to a real interest in Public Access and the realisation that this landscape is so important to so many people around the world.

When not at work my interests are archaeology, geology, walking , mountain biking and now a (slightly nervous) novice sea kayaker!

Blog:
http://centralandeastlakesrangers.blogspot.co.uk/
Phone:
07796 186680
Email:
james.archer@nationaltrust.org.uk