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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.

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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, 10/03/2018 - 10:30am - 1:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Gosling Sike

    A great way for gardeners and allotment holders to replenish seed stock - bring your seeds and plants to swap, tools you no longer want or need, and top gardening tips to share.

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    Meadow Life Seed collection

  • Sun, 11/03/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Brown Robin

    Join Tony Saunders, Brown Robin Honorary Reserve Manager, to see the first birds of spring returning to the nature reserve, including potential sightings of hawfinch.

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    Chiff Chaff

  • Mon, 12/03/2018 - 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

  • Tue, 13/03/2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Plumgarths

    Come and lend a hand with some woodland management work in the idyllic setting overlooking Staveley.

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    Wild garlic at Dorothy Farrers's Spring Wood

  • Tue, 13/03/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Allonby South car park

    Help the honeycomb worm, the sea squirt and the breadcrumb sponge! These are species found in the Allonby Bay Marine Conservation Zone. We will clean the shore beside the village. Meet/park in Allonby's free southern car park beside the B5300 coast road opposite the large church.

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    Allonby Bay beach cleaners

  • Wed, 14/03/2018 - 10:30am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Hutton Roof Crags

    Scrub clearance to maintain an open ride for invertebrates including rare fritillary butterflies, and the northern brown argus. Management will also help to keep the footpath open for public access. the task will involve brash burning and coppicing of trees.

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    Volunteer clears scrub at Hutton Roof.

  • Wed, 14/03/2018 - 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

  • Wed, 14/03/2018 - 7:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Gosforth Methodist Room

    Jamie Normington, the Trust's Education and Volunteer Officer, works with thousands of youngsters each year, but what do they actually do? Does it matter? Where does it all lead? From cradle to college our young conservationists need encouragement! Find out how we can all play a part.

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  • Wed, 14/03/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Joss Lane

    A very welcome return visit by Chris Winnick, expert in British Butterfly Conservation

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    Painted Lady Butterfly

  • Thu, 15/03/2018 - 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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