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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).


  • Tue, 20/03/2018 - 10:00am - Wed, 21/03/2018 - 10:00am - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Mungrisdale Village Hall

    ***WE’RE SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL BOOKED*** Join Stuart Colgate from the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre and explore the structure, function and key identification features of lichens. You will learn to identify some of the commoner species of Eycott Hill Nature Reserve.

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  • Tue, 20/03/2018 - 7:45pm - 9:15pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Ulverston Parish Centre

    Mike Douglas will give a talk on his latest project in conjunction with Morecambe Bay Partnership, Natural Ambassadors for the Bay's Birds. This project involves communicating with people around the Bay about the birds that use the area and how they can help with their conservation.

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  • Wed, 21/03/2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Gosling Sike

    Simon O'Hare, Conservation Officer for Red Squirrels Northern England, will discuss the status of the red squirrel in Cumbria and ongoing efforts to conserve them.

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    Red Squirrel, Smardale

  • Sat, 24/03/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Shore Gate House

    Solway means 'muddy crossing' in the language of the Vikings. They'd call it 'mucky' today because of the surprising amount of rubbish washed ashore at this narrow point in the Firth. Meet/park beside the coast road at the east end of the village near the Shore Gate House b&b.

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    Volunteer Beach Cleaners

  • Sun, 25/03/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Gosling Sike

    Award-winning artist Alex Jakob-Whitworth will guide you to develop your response to the landscape in an exciting way. Materials list on booking.

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    Eycott Hill

  • Sun, 25/03/2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Plumgarths

    A new event for adults interested in birds but baffled by birdsong just as they begin to pipe up this spring! Jamie from Wildlife Watch will help you identify birds by sight and sound, and understand their behaviour, mixing enjoyable indoor and practical outdoor learning.

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    Bird watching

  • Sun, 25/03/2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Gosling Sike

    Come along to our pop-up café at Gosling Sike where Janet from Langwathby Station Café will be selling delicious hot and cold light lunches, snacks and home-baked goodies!

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  • Sun, 25/03/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    GONC provides opportunities for kids to explore the great outdoors at different locations around Cartmel. We usually get muddy!

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    GONC kids and bug hotel

  • Mon, 26/03/2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Foulshaw 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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    Volunteers constructing board walk at Foulshaw

  • Tue, 27/03/2018 - 9:30am - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Latterbarrow

    Come and join us at this varied nature reserve, helping with a number of tasks including bramble cutting and some tree removal and brash burning.

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    Volunteers lighting bonfire at Latterbarrow