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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).


  • 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.

  • Thu, 16/11/2017 - 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 and tree planting.

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    Repairing a drystone wall

  • Sun, 19/11/2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Smardale Gill

    We'll be clearing scrub along the disused railway line to maintain the superb wild flowers so they can flourish within the ride and through the woodland.

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    Volunteers enjoy a break at Smardale Gill Work Party

  • Sun, 19/11/2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: South Walney

    Come and help us clear some of the litter that washes ashore at South Walney Nature Reserve

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    Beach Clean Volunteers

  • Mon, 20/11/2017 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Barkbooth Lot

    Join us in this beautiful setting at the head of the Winster Valley where we will be cutting and burning scrub to benefit rare butterflies.

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    Volunteers burning bracken

  • Tue, 21/11/2017 - 7:45pm - 9:15pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Ulverston Parish Centre

    John Martin will give an illustrated talk about his elusive predator. Can we see it in Cumbria. Come and find out from an expert!

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