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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, 01/02/2018 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: B5300, Crosscanonby Beach,

    The Romans built a fort here, the Vikings left their tombstones, medieval monks turned sea-water into salt but our time tosses plastic onto the beach. Here's a chance to repair the damage. This is an afternoon event to avoid the high tide at midday.

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    Volunteer Beach Cleaner

  • Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Drumburgh Moss

    Drumkburgh is an important raised mire, part of the South Solway Special Area of Conservation. We will be carrying out various practical tasks to help continue to protect this beautiful nature reserve.

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    Volunteers at work

  • Sat, 03/02/2018 - 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

  • Mon, 05/02/2018 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Kirkby Stephen Friends Meeting House

    Red Squirrels Northern England Project Officer, Simon O'Hare, will provide an update on the current status of red squirrels across the north of England and will look at why we fight to protect them.

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    Red Squirrel, Smardale

  • Mon, 05/02/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Gosling Sike

    Jody Ferguson, one of the Eycott Hill project officers, wil introduce Cumbria Wildlife Trust's first upland nature reserve, Eycott Hill, and tell us about how we are making it a better place for wildlife and people.

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  • Tue, 06/02/2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Orton Moss

    Come and help us make a difference to this important nature reserve. We will be carrying out tree felling and scrub clearance to restore woodlands and grasslands, as well as replanting native trees.

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    Work party at Orton Moss

  • Tue, 06/02/2018 - 5:30pm - 6:45pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Plumgarths

    Come and join us this month as we'll be making bird boxes for you to take home. Lots of fun to be had. For kids aged 6+

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  • Wed, 07/02/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Plumgarths, Crook Road

    The Freshwater Pearl Mussel is a critically endangered species and Ceri Gibson, Pearl Mussel Project Officer for the Freshwater Biological Association, will describe 10 years of conserving, raising and reintroducing the first batch of juveniles to their native rivers in Cumbria.

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    Freshwater Mussels

  • 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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