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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, 10/01/2018 - 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, 10/01/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Plumgarths, Crook Road

    Martin Tordoff, moth officer for the Cumbria branch of Butterfly Conservation, will show some great pictures and talk about the amazingly varied and often overlooked moths found in Cumbria.

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  • Fri, 12/01/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Thwaites Village Hall

    This new presentation from Maurice Steele takes us on a journey through north-east England: from Teesdale's rich variety of wildflowers, through lead mining and quarrying landscapes of Durham to the spectacular Alnwick Gardens in Northumberland.

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    Beamish Drift Mines

  • Fri, 12/01/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Penrith United Reform Church

    Lee Schofield of the RSPB will talk about the work going on in the Haweswater area to restore a more natural landscape and help the recovery of native species.

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  • Sat, 13/01/2018 - 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, 15/01/2018 - 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, 16/01/2018 - 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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  • Tue, 16/01/2018 - 7:45pm - 9:15pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Ulverston Parish Centre

    Mountains, unusual flora and birdlife in this spectacular part of the world are the subject of this talk by Alan Oatway on Patagonia in the extreme south of Argentina and Chile..

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  • Wed, 17/01/2018 - 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, bridge building and tree planting.

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    Repairing a drystone wall

  • Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Orton Moss

    Come and help us make a difference to this important nature reserve. We will be carrying out tree felling and scrub clearance to restore woodlands and grasslands, as well as replanting native trees.

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    Work party at Orton Moss