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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).


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

    Venue: Whitbarrow - Howe Ridding Wood

    Come and make a real difference for butterflies in this beautiful setting perched on the side of Whitbarrow Scar. We will be taking down a fence to re-use the materials to fence the coppice coupe in the rotation.

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    Silver-washed Fritillary

  • Thu, 18/01/2018 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Silloth West Beach car park

    If you only know Silloth's concrete promenade, the West Beach will be a surprise: sand dunes, sea-birds...and sadly plastic debris. This is an afternoon event to avoid a high tide in the morning.

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    Volunteer Beach Cleaners

  • Sun, 21/01/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Brown Robin

    Join Tony Saunders, Honorary Reserve Manager at Brown Robin Nature Reserve to explore trees in winter. From identifying them to finding their traditional uses and even some folklore surrounding them, this walk is ideal for beginners in this field.

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    Frosted oak leaves

  • Wed, 24/01/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Cornerstone Community Church Rooms

    Jackie and Graham Hooley journeyed by sailing ship visiting unusual and unique habitats. An account of their adventures.

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  • Wed, 24/01/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Gosforth Methodist Room

    Join us for a social evening with quizzes, chat and socialising. Non-members are welcome!

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  • Wed, 24/01/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Lunesdale Hall

    John Lee, Editor of the New Naturalist book on the Yorkshire Dales, will give an illustrated talk.

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  • Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Mungrisdale Village Hall

    Many mammals are shy or nocturnal and difficult to spot. Join Stuart Colgate from the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre to learn how to identify mammals through tracks, droppings and other field signs.

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    Field Vole

  • Fri, 26/01/2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Clints Quarry

    Clints Quarry is a wonderful nature reserve with incredibly rich flora. We will be working to enhance the grassland habitat by clearing some of the encroaching scrub.

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    Volunteers at Clints Quarry

  • Fri, 26/01/2018 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm - 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

  • Sat, 27/01/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Mawbray Banks Car Park

    Mawbray has the widest beach on the Solway coast but you can't see it from the road. Here's a reason to stop and enjoy this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty whilst leaving it better than you found it. This is a joint event with the University of Cumbria Students' Union.

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    Volunteer Beach Cleaners