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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).


  • Mon, 09/04/2018 - 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

  • Mon, 09/04/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Kirkby Stephen Friends Meeting House

    Rich Flight of South Cumbria Bat Group will talk about the nocturnal world of bats. Cumbria is home to a host of these mammals whose lives are as fascinating as they are secretive.

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    Pipistrelle bat

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

    Venue: Allonby South car park

    Don't be shellfish! Help us clean the shore of the Allonby Bay Marine Conservation Zone, home of the piddock (Pholas dactylus) which lives like a clam in burrows under the seabed.

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    Beach Cleaners !

  • Wed, 11/04/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    An exciting family adventure. On our expedition we'll be searching for wildlife and mini-beasts, learning fun wildlife facts, and playing lots of games.

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    Butterfly net

  • Thu, 12/04/2018 - 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

  • Fri, 13/04/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Penrith United Reform Church

    Geoff Lines, a botanist and local group member, will give an illustrated talk about the wildflowers to be seen in our area throughout the year.

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  • Sat, 14/04/2018 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: B5300, Crosscanonby Beach,

    This curving sandy beach attracted the highest and lowest numbers of volunteers in the past: 20 on a sunny day and 4 during a hailstorm. Who knows what will happen this time?

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    Beach Attendant

  • Sun, 15/04/2018 - 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

  • Sun, 15/04/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Devils Bridge

    A stroll along the River Lune enjoying the sights and sounds of spring with Liz and Roger Neale.

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    River Lune