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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, 27/03/2018 - 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

  • Wed, 28/03/2018 - 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, 28/03/2018 - 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, 28/03/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Lunesdale Hall

    Nigel Gilligan will give an illustrated talk on the decline of biodiversity with an emphasis on invertebrates and a warning for the future.

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    Carder bee

  • Thu, 29/03/2018 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Silloth West Beach car park

    Storm Eleanor in January threw a lot of new rubbish onto the shore and uncovered old rubbish at the foot of the dunes. We'll clean up the mess she left behind. Meet/park in the free West Beach car park, reached by passing the end of the harbour, next Silloth Golf Club and then heading straight on over yellow speed bumps.

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    Volunteer Beach Cleaners

  • Sat, 31/03/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Foulney Island

    Come and help us clear vegetation from the bird nesting areas of Foulney Island Nature Reserve. This work will benefit the Arctic and little terns that travel up to 10,000 miles to nest here in the summer.

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    Foulney Island Nature Reserve

  • Fri, 06/04/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Mungrisdale Village Hall

    Eycott Hill Nature Reserve is an inspirational place with fabulous views, unique geology, and interesting wildlife to spark the imagination. This creative writing workshop led by local writer Geraldine Green will use time outdoors and gentle writing prompts and exercises to help you craft poetry and prose inspired by the nature reserve.

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    Writing in nature

  • Sat, 07/04/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Allonby North car park

    Cheer up the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) by cleaning the northern shore of its seabed home in the Allonby Bay Marine Conservation Zone.

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    Beach debris

  • Sun, 08/04/2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Gosling Sike

    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, 08/04/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Brown Robin

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

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    Chiff Chaff