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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).


  • Wed, 25/04/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Cornerstone Community Church Rooms

    Biologist and adventurer Myles Ripley tells us of his latest expedition. Not to be missed!

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  • Thu, 26/04/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Foulshaw Moss

    Join reserves officer, Paul Waterhouse for a talk about ospreys, their history within the UK and how Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve plays a part in the recovery of this once common species. Followed by a guided wall to the viewing platform to see them for ourselves at the best time of day.

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  • Thu, 26/04/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Gosling Sike

    Northern Reserves Officer, Kevin Scott will discuss the work of the Trust and highlight plans for the future at Gosling Sike.

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  • Mon, 30/04/2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Bowness on Solway

    Bowness-on-Solway is an old gravel pit that has become a wonderful site for wildlife. We’ll be carrying out some scrub clearance and other maintenance works.

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    Platform at Bowness on Solway

  • Sun, 06/05/2018 - 6:00am - 10:00am - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: The Square

    Rise early and meet us in Broughton Square to enjoy the sights and sounds of the dawn chorus. We'll take a gentle stroll through countryside around Broughton in Furness followed by breakfast at the Square Cafe

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    Pied flycatcher credit Margaret Holland

  • Tue, 08/05/2018 - 5:30pm - 6:45pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Plumgarths

    This month we will be pond dipping in the grounds of Plumgarths. Come along and find out what lurks in the pond. You might even be lucky enough to catch a newt! For kids aged 6+

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  • Wed, 16/05/2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Holme Meadow

    A visit to Drigg Holme meadow. Rosemary Hutt & Mary Abbot will lead a walk to Drigg Holme meadow to examine its wide range of flora and fauna.

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  • Sat, 19/05/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    A workshop for practising and aspiring writers, led by novelist, creative-writing tutor and shore-walker Ann Lingard. The day will include a slow ramble on the saltmarsh and an indoor session.

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  • Sat, 09/06/2018 - 11:00am - 2:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Stephanie Townsend will lead us on a four-mile walk through woodland and haymeadow, helping us to identify a range of tree and plant species.

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  • Tue, 12/06/2018 - 5:30pm - 6:45pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Kendal Pollinator Project. Come along and be involved in this fantastic, exciting 3-year project (currently in year 2). For kids aged 6+ This session we will be conducting a wildflower survey

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