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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).


  • Sat, 04/11/2017 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: B5300, Crosscanonby Beach,

    Is the Solway fit for Porpoise - or Barnacle Geese or Honeycomb Worms? This beach is within the Allonby Bay Marine Conservation Zone but suffers from rubbish of many kinds.

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    Beach Debris

  • Sun, 05/11/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Brown Robin

    Take a winter walk with Honorary Reserve Manager, Tony Saunders. Learn about the diverse woodlands and the fungi-rich meadows .

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    Frosted oak leaves

  • Sun, 05/11/2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: South Walney

    Come and help us clear some of the litter that washes ashore at South Walney Nature Reserve

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    Beach Clean Volunteers

  • Mon, 06/11/2017 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Kirkby Stephen Friends Meeting House

    Sarah Rolland, Wildlife, Rural and Environmental Crime Co-ordinator for Cumbria Police will talk about rural crime in the county and how Cumbria Police tackle it.

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    Common Buzzard

  • Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Orton Moss

    We will be carrying out various tasks to help improve this varied nature reserve, including tree felling and scrub clearance.

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    Work party at Orton Moss

  • Wed, 08/11/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: New Street

    Rich Flight of South Cumbria Bat Group will talk about the many species of Cumbrian bats in a wide variety of habitats. Expect some surprises!

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    Pipistrelle bat

  • Wed, 08/11/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Greystoke

    Enjoy a guided cycle ride with a British Cycling Ride Leader on quiet roads from Greystoke village to Eycott Hill Nature Reserve. Appreciate fabulous scenery before a stop to admire the view and learn what makes our first upland nature reserve so special.

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    Cyclists at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

  • Fri, 10/11/2017 - 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

  • Fri, 10/11/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Penrith United Reform Church

    Red Squirrels Northern England Project Officer, Simon O'Hare, who has been working with red squirrels for many years, will talk about their ecology and conservation.

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    Red Squirrel, Smardale

  • Sat, 11/11/2017 - 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