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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).


  • Tue, 27/02/2018 - 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

  • Wed, 28/02/2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Barkbooth Lot

    Come and lend a hand with some woodland management in the idyllic setting of Low Fell Plantation.

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    Volunteers burning bracken

  • Wed, 28/02/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Cornerstone Community Church Rooms

    Dr Paul Yoxon of the International Otter Survival Fund will share his knowledge and expertise.

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  • Wed, 28/02/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Lunesdale Hall

    Reserves Officer, Paul Waterhouse will give an illustrated talk about this wonderful wetland and the breeding ospreys.

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  • Fri, 02/03/2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Clints Quarry

    Clints Quarry is a wonderful nature reserve with incredibly rich flora. We will be working to enhance the grassland habitat by clearing some of the encroaching scrub.

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    Volunteers at Clints Quarry

  • Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Foulney Island

    Come and help us clear vegetation from the bird nesting areas of Foulney Island Nature Reserve. This work will benefit the Arctic and little terns that travel up to 10,000 miles to nest here in the summer.

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    Foulney Island Nature Reserve

  • Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Gosling Sike

    Using the Cumbrian landscape as inspiration, join local artist Penny Hillier-Evans and create your own textile landscape.

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    The textile landscape

  • Sat, 03/03/2018 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: B5300, Crosscanonby Beach,

    This is the southern shore of the Allonby Bay Marine Conservation Zone and the curve of the coast traps a lot of floating debris.

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    Beach Clean helper

  • 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