Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve with cottongrass in the foreground. © Bex Lynam
Cumbria Wildlife Trust is the only voluntary organisation devoted solely to the conservation of the wildlife and wild places of Cumbria. The Trust stands up for wildlife, creates wildlife havens, and seeks to raise environmental awareness.
Bee on lavender flower © Michelle Waller
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A couple reading an wildlife interpretation panel at South Walney Nature Reserve with Piel castle in background © John Morrison
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There's (probably) a Nature Reserve a few miles from you just waiting to be explored...
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An undisturbed wild place, Argill Woods Nature Reserve is a tranquil steep sided wooded valley with waterfalls and pools where dippers and pied flycatchers can be seen.
Rough fell, grassland, wetland and wooded areas provide a diverse habitat where dragonflies, damselflies and the rare high brown fritillary butterfly abound.
Wild and undisturbed, this small reserve of raised and valley mires provides a habitat for many animal and plant species.
Wild and remote area of blanket bog on the Cumbria-Northumberland border alive in spring to the haunting cries of the curlew. Cloudberry, great sundew and bog rosemary and several species of…
Drumburgh Moss National Nature Reserve is a site of international importance, dominated by an expanse of lowland raised mire, one of Western Europe's most threatened habitats.
A peaceful upland with spectacular views Eycott Hill Nature Reserve is the perfect place for a low level walk, family picnic, or wildlife adventure!
Enjoy colourful wildflowers, spot…
Arctic and little tern breed on this island nature reserve during the summer whilst in autumn and winter it is a great site to see waders.
Steeply sloping, this small remnant of oak woodland on the slopes of the Dodd below Skiddaw, provides an excellent habitat for birds such as pied-flycatcher.
Colourful sphagnum moss, sundew and other plants create a carpet on the surface of this raised mire. Large heath butterflies, dragonflies and bog bush-cricket can be found.
A quiet and peaceful nature reserve with wet meadow and woodland habitat. Flowers are abundant in the wet areas and woodcock and willow warblers can be seen.