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Welcome to Cumbria Wildlife Trust's What's On guide. Whether you're looking for a fantastic wildlife walk, an interesting talk, a conservation work party or an event for all the family, we're sure you'll find an event in our action-packed guide that's perfect for you. Explore our events listing using the search facility below.

Cancelled events

Due to bad weather or unforseen circumstances events are sometimes cancelled. Please contact us (or the event organiser) during office hours or check back to the event's page on this website, if you want to check if the event is still taking place. If you've booked in advance and the event is cancelled, you'll be contacted by telephone.


If refreshments are provided, it will be highlighted in the event description. Therefore, please consider the duration of the event you're attending, as it may be essential for you to bring a packed lunch and sufficient drinking fluids. Also take into account the event location, as it may not be in a convenient place to access local shops and services.

Photographs at Events

Please be aware that photographs may be taken at events and used for publicity purposes. 

Under 16s

The vast majority of our events are suitable for those under the age of 16 years, and many are perfect for all the family to enjoy. However, we ask parents and guardians to use careful judgement before booking those under 16 on some events, such as conservation work parties and surveys or those taking place in the evening. If you're unsure, please contact the Trust or the event organiser for more information about the event you have in mind. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult (apart from Wildlife Watch groups).


  • Mon, 29/01/2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Meathop Moss

    Join us for our regular fortnightly work party at one of the Witherslack mosses. It's a chance to get involved with improvements to habitats and visitor facilities.

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    Putting up bat boxes

  • Mon, 29/01/2018 - 10:30am - 12:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Gosling Sike

    A brand-new event for adults who only think kids get to do the fun stuff ! Jamie from wildlife watch will help you to identify birds by sight in our wildlife gardens at our brand new Gosling Sike Centre.

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  • Tue, 30/01/2018 - 9:30am - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Humphrey Head

    Spend a day at this scenic nature reserve, enjoying spectacular views across Morecambe Bay as we work to remove scrub from the grassland.

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    Humphrey Head

  • Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Eycott Hill

    Eycott Hill is a fantastic upland landscape consisting of wetlands, woodlands and upland meadows. Help us with nature reserve tasks over the autumn and winter including plug planting, dry stone walling, bridge building and tree planting.

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    Repairing a drystone wall

  • Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Whitbarrow - Howe Ridding Wood

    Come and make a real difference for butterflies in this beautiful setting perched on the side of Whitbarrow Scar. We will be doing woodland work and ride maintenance to benefit rare butterflies.

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    Silver-washed Fritillary

  • Thu, 01/02/2018 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: B5300, Crosscanonby Beach,

    The Romans built a fort here, the Vikings left their tombstones, medieval monks turned sea-water into salt but our time tosses plastic onto the beach. Here's a chance to repair the damage. This is an afternoon event to avoid the high tide at midday.

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    Volunteer Beach Cleaner

  • Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Drumburgh Moss

    Drumkburgh is an important raised mire, part of the South Solway Special Area of Conservation. We will be carrying out various practical tasks to help continue to protect this beautiful nature reserve.

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    Volunteers at work

  • Sat, 03/02/2018 - 10:30am - 12:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Eycott Hill

    Enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding fells as you learn about our fantastic upland nature reserve and the wildlife and geology that make it so special.

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    Guided walk at Eycott Hill

  • Mon, 05/02/2018 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Kirkby Stephen Friends Meeting House

    Red Squirrels Northern England Project Officer, Simon O'Hare, will provide an update on the current status of red squirrels across the north of England and will look at why we fight to protect them.

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    Red Squirrel, Smardale

  • Mon, 05/02/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Gosling Sike

    Jody Ferguson, one of the Eycott Hill project officers, wil introduce Cumbria Wildlife Trust's first upland nature reserve, Eycott Hill, and tell us about how we are making it a better place for wildlife and people.

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