The symposium will
be a chance to blend stimulating discussion and debate with the opportunity
to enjoy the early spring countryside surrounding Higham Hall, an atmospheric
19th century mansion set in an unspoiled part of the Lake District.
has spectacular views over Bassenthwaite Lake to Skiddaw (the 'Giant of
the Northern Fells'), modern conference facilities, good accommodation,
local cooking and its own bar.
a map showing the location of Higham Hall in detail
(the brown arrow points to the location; use the scale at the bottom of
the map to zoom in).
Directions to Higham Hall
If travelling from Penrith/Keswick, follow the A66 along the side of Bassenthwaite
Lake and take the first turning right at the end of the lake. Then take
the second turning on the left, and then the second turning on the right.
Higham is half a mile up the hill, on the left.
travelling from Cockermouth or the west, follow the A66 to the same junction,
but turn left (opposite the turning to the Pheasant Inn).
travelling from Carlisle, turn left at Bothel (A591) and travel as far
as the Castle Inn. Turn right here (B5291), bear right after Ouse Bridge
and then take the second turning on the right.
If you are travelling by train, the nearest station is Penrith. From Penrith
to Higham takes about 45 minutes by road. Train information is available
Rail Enquiries Online.
ICE minibus will meet trains the morning before the conference starts,
and will run back to the station at the end of the symposium. See the
programme for times.
If you don't manage
to get the minibus, you can get a local bus to Keswick (buses meet all
the mainline trains and take about an hour to get to Keswick) and then
take a taxi to Higham from there, costing about £10. Alternatively,
a taxi from Penrith station to Higham costs about £40.
times between Penrith and Keswick can be searched for on the Cumbria
journey planner web site.