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Lakeside YMCA

Lakeside YMCA

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What does the activity involve?
This activity is an introduction to using the buckets and nets provided to dip the pond and collect specimens using teaching material and charts to name what has been found and the relationship between animals. This activity is best suited to spring and summer when there is more life in the pond.

What are the aims of this activity?
An introduction to the diversity of aquatic life found at Lakeside including the links between them and a basic understanding of food webs and chains. This can be used to fulfil some elements of the National Curriculum.

Opening details

Duration: 1.5 hr
Ages: 8 – 11

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Address

Lakeside,
Newby Bridge,
Ulverston,
Cumbria,
LA12 8BD

Directions

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Map reference: SD 374897  Lat: 54.29904 Long: -2.96338

By Road
The southern Lake District is conveniently linked to the M6 motorway. To find Lakeside, leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow the A590 which is sign-posted Barrow-in- Furness. Approximately 18 miles after leaving the motorway you will reach the Newby Bridge roundabout. Continue through the roundabout on the A590 and turn first right over a bridge and past the Swan Hotel. Lakeside is sign-posted three and a half miles along this road on the right. The Main entrance is based at North Camp which is the second turning after South Camp.

By Rail
South Lakeland is linked to all mainline services. The nearest station is at Grange-Over-Sands which is connected with the stations of Lancaster and Carnforth on the West Coast Line making it an easy destination from London, Scotland, or continental Europe. It is also possible to reach Lakeside from the east of Britain by taking the picturesque Leeds to Lancaster line that also connects at Carnforth. From Grange-Over-Sands station, road transport to Lakeside is required.

Parking: free

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