The Society meets in a spirit of friendship and goodwill to share in all aspects of natural history, geology, the countryside, its scenery, its flora and fauna, its use, its buildings, its history, the activities of its inhabitants, etc. Almost nothing is excluded.

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Next Meeting

11th December 2015

Exploring the Roman postal route from Ambleside to Ravenglass


Speaker: Adrian Lees

The Roman route from Ambleside through Hardknott  to Ravenglass was important enough to be identified in the 4th Century as one of Britain’s 15 Roman postal routes.  Why was it so important? What route did the Romans take as they made their way from Ambleside over Wrynose and Hardknott  passes?  How much of this route is still visible and what state is it in today? A walk exploring the possible choices of route, curiosities and ambiguities, research findings and speculations, and how satellite imaging can be used to improve our understanding of this route.

7:30 pm (arrive early for parking)

Visitors welcome £3 entry, U25s & ANHS members free

The Ambleside Parish Centre, Vicarage Road, Ambleside, 

LA22 9DH (adjacent to St Mary's church) 

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