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Work parties and walks at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this June

Tuesday 6th June 2017

Guided walk at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve Guided walk at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is inviting people to join free guided walks this June to learn more about Eycott Hill Nature Reserve near Penrith.

The guided walks, on Thursday 15 June (7:30pm) and Friday 30 June (10:30am) will last for approximately two hours and give an overview of this fantastic upland nature reserve, an introduction to its nationally important geology, and an insight in to the work Cumbria Wildlife Trust has done to make it better for people and wildlife.

Thanks to National Lottery Players, both walks are free of charge, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Booking is essential, please call 01539 816300 or email mail@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk to book your free place.

There are also a number of opportunities to lend a hand at this fantastic upland nature reserve. Conservation work parties will be taking place on Wednesday 14, Tuesday 20 and Thursday 29 June, from 10:00am to 3:30pm, and are a fun way to learn new skills and spend time outdoors. New volunteers are always welcome and previous experience and specialist skills are not required. To book a place or to find out more please call 01539 816300 or email mail@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk.

Conservation work at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve is supported by WREN via funds donated by FCC Environment to the Landfill Communities Fund, and the Heritage Lottery Fund who awarded £1.6 million towards the purchase price and an ongoing five year programme of conservation and activities to benefit wildlife and people.

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 the wetland plants in the swamps and mires and its geology. For the latest news sign up to the Eycott Hill newsletter at www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/eycott-hill.

 

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