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  • Wildlife supporters toast our prehistoric pavements

    Thursday 24th May, 2018

    40th anniversary of Hutton Roof Crags Nature Reserve

    It’s 40 years since the outstanding area of limestone pavement at Hutton Roof Crags near Burton-in-Kendal was given to the care of Cumbria Wildlife Trust, and supporters of the Trust gathered recently at this stunning nature reserve to celebrate the landmark anniversary.

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  • Learn something new at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this June

    Tuesday 22nd May, 2018

    Photography workshop at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    From photography to plants, and bugs to bogs, there are events for all interests at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this June. Learn how to take the perfect photo, identify that mysterious insect, brush up on your botany, or enjoy a wetland wander at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s beautiful upland nature reserve near Penrith.

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  • Apprenticeships prove to be life changing

    Tuesday 22nd May, 2018

    Photo of Isaac Johnston

    One of Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s latest Apprentice Conservation Officers, Isaac Johnston, has secured his first job working in nature conservation following his two year apprenticeship at the local nature charity.

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  • Become a nature detective this half term at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    Thursday 17th May, 2018

    Wildlife recording day at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    Become a nature detective this half term and see how many mini-beasts, flowers, birds, and mammals you can discover as you venture through the boggy and rocky terrain of Eycott Hill Nature Reserve near Penrith.

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  • Green light for project which puts Cumbria’s bees on road to recovery

    Wednesday 16th May, 2018

    Photo of volunteers taking a break

    A ground breaking new project to boost the number of bumblebees and other wild pollinators in Cumbria, has been awarded development funding by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Highways England. Cumbria Local Nature Partnership has received development funding of £87,100*, made possible by National Lottery players, to progress their plans to apply for a full National Lottery grant at a later date.

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  • From Buxton to the Borders – £7m Government grant allows new moorland conservation work to get underway

    Tuesday 15th May, 2018

    Peat restoration work at Mardale Photo Susie Lane

    A new injection of Government cash will help support the restoration of England’s iconic peatlands.

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  • Bliss among the bluebells

    Monday 14th May, 2018

    Great Places to See Bluebells cover

    Cumbria has many stunning places to see bluebells from the famous Rannerdale bluebells that cover the fellsides of the Buttermere valley, to more hidden away places like Flakebridge Wood at Appleby-in-Westmorland.

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  • Walk on the wild side for Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Thursday 10th May, 2018

    Sign up for the Cross Bay Walk Challenge with Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Bookings are open for the 2018 Cross Bay Walk Challenge for Cumbria Wildlife Trust, which takes place on the afternoon of Saturday 9 June.

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  • Head of Cumbria Wildlife Trust set to retire

    Tuesday 8th May, 2018

    Photo of Peter Bullard

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Director, Peter Bullard, has announced his retirement after 30 years of service. Peter has been instrumental in developing the organisation into one of the UK’s best local wildlife charities. He joined Cumbria Wildlife Trust in 1988 and took over as Director in 1994.

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  • New wardens enjoy outdoor office life on Cumbria’s coast

    Friday 4th May, 2018

    Alice Brooke, Seasonal Warden at Foulney Island Nature Reserve

    Seasonal wardens have just been appointed to monitor and protect the wildlife on two dramatic coastal sites managed by Cumbria Wildlife Trust: Rockcliffe Marsh in the Solway Firth and Foulney Island Nature Reserve near Barrow.

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