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Get a unique view of Cumbria

12th March 2010 Print

Enjoy tranquil surroundings and views of the Cumbria countryside, tiptoe through 19th century corridors and do some good old-fashioned hard work in between.

This is what to expect if you book a place on ‘The Eternal Path at Conishead’, a BTCV conservation holiday taking place in March.

You will be warmly welcomed by the residents at Conishead Priory, home to Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, during a week managing the surrounding woodlands. You’ll receive guidance and training from the holiday leaders and you don’t need to be an experienced conservationist, just enthusiastic.

BTCV has worked with Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre for a number of years, carrying out woodland management and access work in the grounds. This spring the focus will be on improving the access around the beautiful grounds, which currently includes a network of footpaths, steps and bridges.

The 70 acre grounds are open for public use, and are visited by walkers. Stretching down to the shores of Morecambe Bay, the grounds include mature woodland and landscaped gardens, including some very old and special arboretum trees.

From the bay there are scenic views across to Chapel Island and Morecambe, with the Lakeland hills and Yorkshire Dales in the distance.

The Priory provides a peaceful and inspiring environment in which people from all walks of life can learn about Buddhism and meditation. The centre is the site of the first Kadampa Buddhist Temple. This inspiring building is based on traditional Buddhist architecture.

During the week, there will be a variety of activities at the centre which you are welcome to join. These will include workshops, meditation classes, and sessions about Buddhism.

Book today and help keep your part of Britain beautiful.

The holiday takes place Saturday 20 Mar 2010 to Saturday 27 Mar 2010 and costs £190 per person. Minimum age is 16.

For further information on this and other BTCV conservation holidays visit: