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Choose from over 130 amazing events

Welcome to Cumbria Wildlife Trust's What's On guide. Whether you're looking for a fantastic wildlife walk, an interesting talk, a conservation work party or an event for all the family, we're sure you'll find an event in our action-packed guide that's perfect for you. Explore our events listing using the search facility below.

Cancelled events

Due to bad weather or unforseen circumstances events are sometimes cancelled. Please contact us (or the event organiser) during office hours or check back to the event's page on this website, if you want to check if the event is still taking place. If you've booked in advance and the event is cancelled, you'll be contacted by telephone.


If refreshments are provided, it will be highlighted in the event description. Therefore, please consider the duration of the event you're attending, as it may be essential for you to bring a packed lunch and sufficient drinking fluids. Also take into account the event location, as it may not be in a convenient place to access local shops and services.

Photographs at Events

Please be aware that photographs may be taken at events and used for publicity purposes. 

Under 16s

The vast majority of our events are suitable for those under the age of 16 years, and many are perfect for all the family to enjoy. However, we ask parents and guardians to use careful judgement before booking those under 16 on some events, such as conservation work parties and surveys or those taking place in the evening. If you're unsure, please contact the Trust or the event organiser for more information about the event you have in mind. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult (apart from Wildlife Watch groups).


  • Sat, 26/05/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Orton Market Hall

    Designed for less confident botanists who would like to refresh their meadow plant identification skills to enable them to help monitor Cumbria's hay meadows.

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  • Sat, 26/05/2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: South Walney Nature Reserve

    Use the story trail map to follow the adventures of Darwin the baby Eider Duck, as he explores the sights and sounds of South Walney Nature Reserve.

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  • Sat, 26/05/2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Gosling Sike

    Using the Cumbrian landscape as inspiration, join local artist Penny Hillier-Evans and create your own textile landscape.

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    The Textile Landscape

  • Sun, 27/05/2018 - 10:00am - 12:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: St Bees

    In partnership with Sea Watch Foundation, help survey for porpoises and seals, and learn about what can be found in Cumbria's seas.

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    Bottle Nosed Dolphins

  • Sun, 27/05/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    GONC provides opportunities for kids to explore the great outdoors at different locations around Cartmel. We usually get muddy!

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    GONC kids and bug hotel

  • Mon, 28/05/2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Meathop Moss

    Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled, apologies to all our fine volunteers

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    Putting up bat boxes

  • Wed, 30/05/2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Mungrisedale Village Hall

    We are sorry but this event has been CANCELLED. An introduction to wildlife recording with Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre. Learn what to record and how, why your help is important, and enjoy time outdoors learning how to identify and record wildlife.

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  • Wed, 30/05/2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Gosling Sike

    Come along to our pop-up cafe at Gosling Sike where Janet from Langwathby Station Cafe will be selling delicios hot and cold light lunches, snacks and home-baked goodies!

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  • Wed, 30/05/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Foulshaw Moss

    Starting with a talk covering ospreys, their history within the UK and how Foulshaw Moss plays a part in the recovery of this once common species.

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  • Thu, 31/05/2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Eycott Hill

    Eycott Hill is a fantastic upland landscape consisting of wetlands, woodlands and upland meadows. Help us with practical tasks over the summer including drystone walling, bridge buildling and fencing.

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    Repairing a drystone wall