Views and volcanoes at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this September

Wednesday 30th August 2017

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

A series of free events at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this September will allow visitors to unleash their inner artist, discover a landscape millions of years in the making, or enjoy free guided walks.

On Tuesday 5th (10:30am) and Friday 15th September (5:30pm) free guided walks, lasting approximately two hours, will 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.

Aspiring artists can learn how to create stunning pastel landscapes at a workshop with local artist and tutor Alex Jakob-Whitworth on Friday 8th September (10:00am – 4:00pm). Suitable for beginners, part of the day will be spent outdoors at the nature reserve taking inspiration from the landscape and learning new techniques before returning to Mungrisdale Village Hall to complete a piece of art to take home. Tuition is free with donations to Cumbria Wildlife Trust very welcome (a small charge is payable on the day to cover the cost of materials).

On Saturday 9th September (10:00am – 1:00pm) geologist John Rodgers will be leading a free walk to discover how this fascinating area has been shaped over hundreds of millions of years by tropical seas and ancient volcanoes.

Thanks to National Lottery Players, all the events are free of charge, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Booking is essential, please call 01539 816300 or email to book your free place.

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

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