Volunteers taking a break by a bonfire

Volunteers at Smardale. Credit Rachel Nutman

Conservation day at Smardale Gill



Near Kirkby Stephen
Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4HG
Coppicing and brash burning along the disused railway line, to maintain open ride for butterflies to encourage the diverse woodland ground flora to proliferate, and to keep the footpath open for public access. This is the last conservation day at Smardale until after Christmas. Bring spuds or other fire offerings for a celebratory skoff.

Event details

Meeting point

Meet at Smardale car park NY 739 082


10:30 - 15:30
A static map of Conservation day at Smardale Gill

About the event

Booking required


Phone number

01539 816300

Suitable for


Know before you go

What to bring

Refreshments and a packed lunch.