Local support groups

Local support groups in Cumbria

Eider ducks © Gillian Day

What are local support groups?

We have a network of 9 local support groups in Cumbria that organise various wild and wonderful events for both Cumbria Wildlife Trust members and non-members.

These can be illustrated wildlife talks by a guest speaker (which usually take place in winter) or walks, open gardens, plant sales or even a duck race.

The groups are run by committees and annual general meetings to elect new committee members take place at the beginning of each year.

How can I get involved with a local support group?

Members of the Trust are welcome at any local support group and are sent information about these.

If you fancy helping out at a local support group event, joining the committee or have any ideas for future events, just give the representative listed below a call.

You can also join a local support group at one of their events or contact them directly using the details below. 

Contact details for Individual local support groups

Duddon Valley

Elaine Essery, Secretary  
01229 716129
Usual venue: Thwaites Village Hall, Millom, The Green, Millom LA18 5HJ


Mrs Barbara Blatchford, Chairman
01539 723712
Usual venue: Plumgarths, Crook Road, Kendal

Kirkby Lonsdale

Roger Neale
01524 241155
Usual venue: Lunesdale hall, Bective Road, Kirkby Lonsdale


Mr Howard Simpson, Secretary
01768 840122
Usual venue: United Reformed Church, Lowther Street, Penrith


Jackie Hooley, Secretary
015396 22067
Usual venue: United Reformed Church Rooms, Joss Lane, Sedbergh


Roger Holme
email: cwt.ulverston@btinternet.com
Usual venue: Methodist Church Hall, Hartley Street, Ulverston

Upper Eden

Steven Heath: 017683 71377 
Linda Stretton: 017683 72239
Usual venue: Friends Meeting House, High Street, Kirkby Stephen

West Coast

Usual venue: Gosforth Methodist
Church Room or alternatively Seascale Methodist Church Hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale.