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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).


  • Wed, 06/12/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Plumgarths

    Former Reserve Warden, photographer and RSPB volunteer David Mower will talk about managing a range of habitats across Leighton Moss.

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  • Fri, 08/12/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Penrith United Reform Church

    Claire Gillham, who has a long association with Cumbria Wildlife Trust and its wildflower meadows project, will talk about the ongoing work of the Cumbrian Meadows Network.

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  • Sat, 09/12/2017 - 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

  • Sat, 09/12/2017 - 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, 11/12/2017 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Grubbins Wood

    A chance to spend the day by the coast on this beautiful reserve, which is located on the cliffs overlooking the estuary at Arnside. Help coppice hazel in the wood to create small glades.

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    Path repairs

  • Tue, 12/12/2017 - 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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  • Wed, 13/12/2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Hutton Roof Crags

    Scrub clearance to maintain an open ride for the rare fritillary butterflies, northern brown argus and other species, as well as keeping the footpath open for public access. A bonfire is likely.

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    Volunteer clears scrub at Hutton Roof.

  • Sun, 17/12/2017 - 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

  • Thu, 21/12/2017 - 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. Mince pies provided!

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    Volunteers lighting bonfire at Latterbarrow

  • Sun, 31/12/2017 - 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