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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.

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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).


  • Fri, 09/02/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Thwaites Village Hall

    Recently back from a year-long trip filming penguins in Antarctica, top BBC wildlife cameraman Lindsay McCrae shares with us the trials and tribulations of living and working in the harshest environment on the planet.

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  • Fri, 09/02/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Penrith United Reform Church

    Glenis Price of the Eden Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers will talk to us about the use of natural plant extracts to obtain an amazing range of colours in textiles.

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  • Sat, 10/02/2018 - 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

  • Sat, 10/02/2018 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Allonby North car park

    Our last Saturday afternoon event attracted twenty volunteers and filled thirty-four bags of rubbish, so let's try it again.

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    Allonby North Beach

  • Mon, 12/02/2018 - 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

  • Mon, 12/02/2018 - 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

  • Tue, 13/02/2018 - 9:30am - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Latterbarrow

    Come and join us at this varied nature reserve, helping with a number of tasks including bramble cutting and some tree removal and brash burning.

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    Volunteers lighting bonfire at Latterbarrow

  • Tue, 13/02/2018 - 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, 14/02/2018 - 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.

  • Thu, 15/02/2018 - 10:30am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Smardale Gill

    We'll be coppicing and brash-burning along the disused railway line to maintain an open ride for butterflies. This will encourage the diverse woodland ground flora to proliferate and keep the footpath open for visitors.

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    Volunteers enjoy a break at Smardale Gill Work Party