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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).


  • Sat, 19/05/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    A workshop for practising and aspiring writers, led by novelist, creative-writing tutor and shore-walker Ann Lingard. The day will include a slow ramble on the saltmarsh and an indoor session.

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  • Sat, 09/06/2018 - 11:00am - 2:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Stephanie Townsend will lead us on a four-mile walk through woodland and haymeadow, helping us to identify a range of tree and plant species.

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  • Tue, 12/06/2018 - 5:30pm - 6:45pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Kendal Pollinator Project. Come along and be involved in this fantastic, exciting 3-year project (currently in year 2). For kids aged 6+ This session we will be conducting a wildflower survey

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  • Wed, 13/06/2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Millom Iron Works Nature Reserve

    Local naturalist Nigel Gilligan will lead a walk around the reserve, which supports 17 butterfly species, dragonflies and damselflies, bumblebees, notable solitary bees and wasps, orchids, and rare flowers such as yellow wort. Stunning views.

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  • Tue, 19/06/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: St Andrews Church

    Tanya and Edmund Hoare will present a talk on swift conservation followed by light refreshments. We will then walk nearby observing our local swifts as they feed and visit their nests in surrounding buildings.

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    Swift in flight

  • Wed, 04/07/2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Clints Quarry

    Rosemary Hutt will lead a walk through Clints Quarry to explore the incredibly rich flora of this Site of Special Scientific Interest with a particular focus on the orchids.

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    Bee Orchid Clints Quarry

  • Fri, 06/07/2018 - 10:30am - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    A rare opportunity to make this traditional Lakeland farmstead your home for a day. Immerse yourself in the traditional farming way of life, potter in the garden, study wildflowers and insects, learn about conservation farming.

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  • Tue, 10/07/2018 - 5:30pm - 6:45pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Kendal Pollinator Project. Come along and be involved in this fantastic, exciting 3-year project (currently in year 2). For kids aged 6+ This session we will be conducting an insect survey

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  • Wed, 11/07/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Foulshaw Moss

    Paul Waterhouse, Reserve Warden, will guide us round this precisous lowland raised mire with its special wildlife and breeding ospreys.

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  • Sat, 11/08/2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Ingleton

    Enjoy identifying and classifying some of Roger's rocks and fossils collection and learn more about local geology.

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