Discover a landscape millions of years in the making

The landscape of Eycott Hill Nature Reserve tells a story that was millions of years in the making. From deep oceans, to volcanic eruptions, tropical seas, and icy glaciers, the geological story here spans 500 million years.

A guided walk on Thursday 4th October with Cumbria Wildlife Trust and geologist John Rodgers offers an introduction to this fascinating geological history, and includes a visit to the remains of the oldest lava flows on the nature reserve, known for their feldspar crystals. The walk, starting at 10:00am and lasting for approximately 3 hours, is free of charge, thanks to National Lottery Players and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

To book a place please call Cumbria Wildlife Trust on 01539 816300 or email events@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk. A refundable deposit is required on booking to secure a place.

A general guided walk on Sunday 21st October at 10:00am will follow the way marked route to the summit of Eycott Hill, looking for autumn wildlife, and giving an overview of this special upland nature reserve and the wildlife and geology that make it so special. This walk will last for approximately 2 hours, to book a free place please call Cumbria Wildlife Trust on 01539 816300 or email events@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk.

A free geology leaflet and film can be viewed at www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/nature-reserves/eycott-hill/history or a printed copy of the leaflet can be ordered from Cumbria Wildlife Trust by calling 01539 816300.

Located between Keswick and Penrith, near to the village of Mungrisdale, Eycott Hill Nature Reserve is 216 hectares of exceptionally rich wildlife habitat and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for the plant life in the wetlands and its geology. Car parking and entry to the nature reserve is free of charge. To find out more, or to get the latest news by email, please visit www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/eycott-hill

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Work at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve is possible thanks to National Lottery Players, and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.