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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).


  • Sun, 04/03/2018 - 9:30am - 4:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Gosling Sike

    A day of expert tuition in-class and outdoors with Mike Douglas of South Lakes Ecology. North Cumbria and the Solway is the ideal place to watch coastal waders and wildfowl. We'll use a variety of techniques and learning aids to identify the different birds.

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  • Mon, 05/03/2018 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Kirkby Stephen Friends Meeting House

    Using his own photographs, Gordon Fletcher will give a talk exploring the lives of the surprisingly exotic creatures that live and thrive under the waters of Morecambe Bay.

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    Bloody Henry starfish

  • Wed, 07/03/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Plumgarths, Crook Road

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust's senior conservation officer Neil Harnott will talk about natural flood management and the work going on around Kendal to help reduce the risk of serious flooding in the future.

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    Flooded Homes

  • Fri, 09/03/2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Dubbs Moss

    Come along to Dubbs Moss Nature Reserve and help us restore the species-rich grassland by reducing the amount of scrub that is encroaching on these important areas.

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    Pond Clearing at Dubbs Moss

  • Fri, 09/03/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Penrith United Reform Church

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust's Northern Reserve Officer, Kevin Scott,is returning by popular request to update us on activities taking place on reserves in the north of the county.

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  • Fri, 09/03/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Thwaites Village Hall

    The National Trust owns some of the most important woodland in Cumbria - home to rare plant and moth species. Richard Tanner, Woodland Ranger for South Lakes, tells us about the work he does, the special places he looks after and the challenges he faces.

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    Brigsteer Woods

  • Sat, 10/03/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Mawbray Banks Car Park

    Do you know that a group of oystercatchers is called a 'parcel'? Let's deliver these Solway sea-birds a first-class beach with this 2-hour event.

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    Beach Cleaners !

  • Sat, 10/03/2018 - 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, 10/03/2018 - 10:00am - 11:30am - 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, 10/03/2018 - 10:30am - 12:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Serpentine Woods

    Come and join us on our walk through the woods looking for sculptures from A to Z. we will also be doing a scavenger hunt along the way. For kids aged 6+

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