Gift membership

Gift membership

Red squirrel © Patrick Neaves

Membership of Cumbria Wildlife Trust is one of the best gifts I have ever received. I have spent the last year discovering new places and learning more about my local wildlife.

The gift that cares for nature

From just £3.25* a month (that's from just £39* for the year).

By giving a gift membership you'll be supporting vital work for Cumbria's wildlife & wild places whilst treating your loved ones to wildlife magazines, guides and a host of other benefits throughout the year.

We offer family, joint, and individual gift memberships. Order a gift membership *based on Individual membership.

A woman in red top looking through binoculars outside in nature - copyright Terry Whittaker 2020VISION

© Terry Whittaker/2020VISION

Membership magazine & nature reserve guide cover thumbnails

What your gift recipient will get with their gift membership

A gift membership is the perfect present for any nature lover! They'll get:

  • A free welcome pack of information about their local wildlife and how they can get involved (sent out within approximately two to three weeks to either yourself or the recipient.)
  • A free nature reserve guide giving you detailed information about all of Cumbria Wildlife Trust's nature reserves.
  • Cumbrian Wildlife magazine three times a year & the accompanying What's On guide, which lists all our events for you to get involved with.
  • Invitations for special member-only events, many of which are held on our nature reserves
  • Email updates about wildlife around the county & news from behind the scenes at the Trust
  • Membership card
  • Access to Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves around the UK
  • 100's of events & conservation days to take part in every year
  • Wildlife themed car sticker
  • Opportunity to get involved in a local group
  • Let us know your email address & you'll receive our monthly e-newsletter and exclusive member-only news about wildlife in Cumbria.
  • Family membership also includes ‘Wildlife Watch’ membership for up to 4 children at the same address; The Wildlife Watcher's handbook, Wildlife Watch magazine four times a year and posters & stickersIt’s great for getting kids interested in nature. As a Watch member, a child can come along to our family events and get involved in some really great practical and fun activities like pond-dipping, rock-pooling and mini-beast hunts.
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© Katrina Martin/2020VISION

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Redwing © Margaret Holland

How a gift membership helps nature

A Cumbria Wildlife Trust gift membership makes a real contribution to saving nature and special wildlife places in your local patch.

The needs for funds is ever present - we simply would not be able to continue our vital work without membership income.

  • A gift membership helps to buy and care for nature reserves in Cumbria.
  • It helps the Trust to inspire the next generation of wildlife conservationists.
  • It helps the Trust tackle some of the biggest threats to Cumbria's wildlife.
  • Being part of The Wildlife Trust movement gives Cumbria Wildlife Trust the driving force to stand up for wildlife and nature conservation on a national scale too.
Hedgehog in autumn leaves. copyright jon hawkins - surrey hill photography

Hedgehog © Jon Hawkins - Surrey Hill Photography

Robin in snow -COPYRIGHT Alexander Mustard 2020VISION

Robin in snow © Alexander Mustard/2020VISION

Every single one of our members contributes to helping nature in Cumbria.

Here are just a few examples of the work that our members helped make possible over 2019-2020:

  • 3,844 km2 of wildlife habitats were cared for
  • 199,000m2 of meadows restored across 15 meadows in 13 locations
  • 310,000m2 of pollinator habitat restored or created on 45 roadside verge locations
  • 200 trees planted at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve
  • Major hedge laying for all the boundary hedges started at Waitby Greenriggs Nature Reserve
  • 20 children took part in our Wildlife Watch groups & 1,000 children engaged with nature through our visits to schools
  • 69 beach cleans collected bags 1,138 bags of rubbish across Cumbria
  • 7 grey seal pups were born at South Walney Nature Reserve
  • 2 new Marine Conservation Zones were designated off the Cumbria coast
Bluebells at Barkbooth Lot Nature Reserve

The gift that cares for Cumbria's wildlife & wild places.

Order that someone special a gift membership today 

Family birdwatching in a bluebell woods - copyright Tom Marshall

© Tom Marshall

Want to talk to us about gift membership? Simply email Kate Harnott, Membership & Data Administrator or call 01539 816328 Lines open 9am-5pm, Monday to Thursday.