Image of Scotch argus butterfly at Smardale Nature Reserve

Smardale Nature Reserve is one of only two places in England that you can see the Scotch argus.

© Andrew Walter

Conservation day at Smardale Nature Reserve



Near Kirkby Stephen
Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4HG
We'll be carrying out scrub clearance and coppicing along the disused railway line to maintain habitat.

Event details

Meeting point

Meet at Smardale car park NY 739 082


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

About the event

This will help the fabulous wild flowers to flourish and the special butterflies to breed.  We may also work on the squirrel area by the cabins.   Wear suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear.

Booking required


Phone number

01539 816300

Suitable for


Know before you go

What to bring

Refreshments and a packed lunch.

Contact us

Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01539 816300