The Raven of Eycott Hill – free children’s story trail

Tuesday 12th April 2016

The Raven of Eycott Hill Tale TrailThe Raven of Eycott Hill Tale Trail

Families can enjoy an adventure around Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Eycott Hill Nature Reserve thanks to a new trail map aimed at children.

The Raven of Eycott Hill is part of the Tale Trail series of walks and includes a map and an illustrated story inspired by the special landscapes, wildlife, and habitats of the nature reserve.

The free story trail follows the adventures of a little raven called Twilight who meets lots of interesting wildlife and folklore characters around Eycott Hill Nature Reserve.

Jody Ferguson, Eycott Hill Communication and Events Officer, said “We want to encourage visitors of all ages and The Raven of Eycott Hill Tale Trail is a fun way to explore the nature reserve while learning about the wildlife you might see during a visit.”

The story trails are free of charge and were produced with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. To order a copy please contact Cumbria Wildlife Trust on or 01539 816300.

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Located between Keswick and Penrith, near to the village of Mungrisdale, Eycott Hill Nature Reserve is 216 hectares of exceptionally rich wildlife habitat and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its unusual geology and nationally important wetland flora. A 5 year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and WREN’s Biodiversity Action Fund has been ongoing since the purchase by Cumbria Wildlife Trust in April 2015 and aims to make the nature reserve more accessible for people while improving wildlife habitats.

The purchase of Eycott Hill was made possible thanks to grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund, WREN’s Biodiversity Action Fund, Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Banister Charitable Trust, and Natural England, along with valuable financial and moral support from Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s members and supporters.