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What's on

Choose from over 130 amazing events

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).


  • Wed, 08/11/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: New Street

    Rich Flight of South Cumbria Bat Group will talk about the many species of Cumbrian bats in a wide variety of habitats. Expect some surprises!

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    Pipistrelle bat

  • Wed, 08/11/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Greystoke

    Enjoy a guided cycle ride with a British Cycling Ride Leader on quiet roads from Greystoke village to Eycott Hill Nature Reserve. Appreciate fabulous scenery before a stop to admire the view and learn what makes our first upland nature reserve so special.

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    Cyclists at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

  • Fri, 10/11/2017 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm - 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

  • Fri, 10/11/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Penrith United Reform Church

    Red Squirrels Northern England Project Officer, Simon O'Hare, who has been working with red squirrels for many years, will talk about their ecology and conservation.

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    Red Squirrel, Smardale

  • Sat, 11/11/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Kirkoswald Church Institute Village Hall

    Eden Dippers meet up in the village of Kirkoswald. From here we like to go out as much as possible and explore the common (our local woodland) and surrounding area.

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    Looking for bugs

  • Mon, 13/11/2017 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Foulshaw Moss

    Join us for our regular fortnightly work party at one of the Witherslack mosses.

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    Volunteers constructing board walk at Foulshaw

  • Tue, 14/11/2017 - 9:30am - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Brown Robin

    Your chance to help with a variety of tasks, including coppicing, at this varied nature reserve above Grange-over-Sands. Come and learn some traditional forest management techniques that will help to maintain the important diversity in the woodland.

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  • Tue, 14/11/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Allonby South car park off B5300

    Why do people treat the sea as a liquid landfill site? Don't get angry, get active! We'll be working with the Parish Council to protect the Allonby Bay Marine Conservation Zone from rubbish such as bottles, ropes, buckets, fishing line and broken plastic.

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    Beach Clean volunteers

  • Tue, 14/11/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:45pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Plumgarths

    Come along and create some tremendous autumn art, hopefully using some natural materials. Lots of fun to be had and interesting facts to be learnt. For Kids aged 6+.

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    Kendal Kingfishers

  • Wed, 15/11/2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Hutton Roof Crags

    Scrub clearance to maintain an open ride for the rare fritillary butterflies, northern brown argus and other species, as well as keeping the footpath open for public access. A bonfire is likely.

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    Volunteer clears scrub at Hutton Roof.