A ROYAL visitor is to carry out two engagements in South Lakeland next week.

Prince Charles, who is patron of The Prince's Countryside Fund, will visit the Westmorland Agricultural Society Centre at Crooklands as part of his visit to Cumbria on Wednesday.

Here he will meet members of the local community and representatives from local initiatives including the Dry Stone Walling Association and Broadband for the Rural North.


The Prince will also visit bespoke furniture makers Peter Hall & Sons who are based on the edge of Staveley. He will be introduced to craftspeople and apprentices working on the furniture and restoration at the family-run company.

The company has more than 40 years of experience in producing high quality furniture for a range of customers, including personal commissions, restoration projects and work in situ for the National Trust.

The workshop and showroom is also a tourist destination for those travelling to the Lake District and visitors are able to see the staff at work.

He will also visit the Rheged Centre, near Penrith, to meet farmers and businesses benefitting from the work of two charitable initiatives and view a photographic exhibition: Herdwick, A Portrait of Lakeland by Ian Lawson.