A man opened the doors of his Grade II listed home to raise money to help 'Save Ruskin’s View'.

Henry Bowring hosted his garden open day at Whelprigg House in Kirkby Lonsdale last weekend along with the 'Friends of Ruskin’s View'.

Together they welcomed guests from across the region to explore the extensive woodland and gardens and enjoy traditional garden games.

Whelprigg House is a William IV country house, and overlooks the Lune Valley, with picturesque views towards Ruskin's View itself.

Guests were welcomed to enjoy the view and were offered refreshments.

There were also boules, tennis, hook-a-duck, bric-a-brac, plant stalls and much more to entertain.

Sam Millar, Development and Fundraising consultant said: "It's great to have Henry's support to 'Save Ruskin’s View'.

"The view from the gardens at Whelprigg House has such a close connection to the heart of this campaign so it was a lovely way to raise money, with such beautiful surroundings."

The Whelprigg House Open Garden Event raised over £1,500 for the 'Save Ruskin’s View' campaign.

Ruskin's View is one of Kirkby Lonsdale's most cherished attractions, with thousands of visitors taking in the famous view each year. 

The viewpoint is subsiding down towards the River Lune and an appeal is underway to raise money for works to fix it.