News from Joe Cornforth for June 2012

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    13:34 15 June 2012
    By Maurice Pankhurst, Mark Astley, Jack Deane, Paul Delaney, Andy Warner , Daniel Simpson, Geoff Medd, Joe Cornforth

    Ever wanted to put a name to a face? Two of our contributors to this blog will be running events in the next couple of weeks. Your curiosity can be satisfied by joining Jack Deane for a day of Dry Stone Walling. Jack will take you through the ins and outs of some of the most complex 3 dimensional jigsaw puzzles you are ever likely to encounter. Dry stone walls are synonymous with the Lakes country. Come and have a go, we'll provide the gloves, you provide the enthusiasm and an absorbing and very satisfying day is guaranteed! It's happening this Sunday and details are:
    Meet Maggies Bridge car park Loweswater any time between 10am and 2pm. The walling site will be signposted from there. There is no charge for this event.

    On Thursday June 28th, Andy Warner will be indulging his fascination of all things historical on an exciting guided walk that will unlock the secrets of the legendary Goldscope Mine. Once upon a time the Lake District was a very different place to how we see it today. Join him to unearth the 300 year history of the mine, and discover another world, a world of adits and leats, crosscuts and stampers, a Lake District Klondike worked by a rare breed of men and women. You will see the District in a whole new light - that's a promise. You can find out more
    Type in  Borrowdale.

    We both hope you can join us.

News from Joe Cornforth

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The Lake District is a truly inspirational place with breathtaking scenery wherever you turn… and it has been my playground all my life.
I am the upland ranger in North West lakes, covering Borrowdale, Buttermere, and Ennerdale. I am responsible for supervising volunteer groups, repairing and maintaining over thirty six paths and also helping in the valley (walling, hedging, fencing etc). “How lucky you are” is a very regular comment as walkers pass our work sites. It does not always feel that way though, when you are wet through and battered by the winds, it feels like hard work! Yet still, I am blessed to work in such a beautiful place helping to conserve the local heritage I love.