Keswick School of Industrial Arts (KSIA) take part in various exhibitions including in Lincoln, Lancaster and London (April-August).
Sermon preached by Hardwicke arguing against suicide (27 August).
Hardwicke appointed honorary canon of Carlisle Cathedral (November).
Meeting at the Commons Preservation Society office in London to promote the formation of the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest and Natural Beauty (16 November).
Valete: Tennyson and other Memorial Poems published.
New KSIA building opened (4 April).
Memorandum and Articles of Association of the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest and Natural Beauty agreed at a meeting in London (17 April).
First meeting of the Council of the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty held in London (16 July).
Opening of the Thirlmere Waterworks (12 October).
Idylls and Lyrics of the Nile published.
Literary Associations of the English Lakes published.
In the Cumberland County elections, Hardwicke loses his seat as a Councillor that he has held for 6 years (6 March).
First annual meeting of the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty held at the Examination Hall, Victoria-embankment. The Duke of Westminster presided (9 May).
Hardwicke spearheads the campaign by the National Trust to halt plans by the British Aluminium Company to divert the water at the Falls of Foyers. The campaign is not successful (July-October).
Herbert Fletcher, Edith’s brother, dies while out cycling (16 September).
Hardwicke becomes embroiled in a public dispute with G. J. Bell, the County Surveyor for Cumberland Council. The dispute centres on Bell’s claim that Hardwicke asked him in 1892 to look at the practicality of engineering a road over Sty Head Pass, a claim which Hardwicke resolutely denies. The dispute was conducted through letters to the local press (November).