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Real Careers in Forestry

Join us for a free taster session in forestry careers:

  • Meet real foresters for an informal chat.
  • Experience the huge variety of jobs from one of Braitain's most innovative and diverse industries. Find out about the great career prosects on offer.
  • Bring a parent and go on a guided tour of Whinlatter to see what it takes to manage todays multi-purpose forests. Hear from professionals who manage and work in these woodlands.
  • Learn about the range of opportunities on offer and the different learning pathways to gain the skills and knowledge needed. Meet students currently studying forestry from Newton Rigg College and the National School of Forestry at the University of Cumbria.

More details will be confirmed shortly.


Event details

When is the event?

Monday 24 October 2016 (more dates available)

What time is it on?


How much?


Where to meet?

Visitor Centre

What to wear?

Clothing appropriate to being in a forest setting and walking on the trails - good boots, waterproofs, and warm layers.

Do I need to book?

Some activities will need booking - there will be guided half-day site visits on Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 October.

No need to book to meet representatives from Newton Rigg College and University of Cumbria.

Drop-in practical sessions with the Royal Forestry Society.

Dogs Allowed:


Event dates

Monday 24 October 2016
Tuesday 25 October 2016
Wednesday 26 October 2016
Thursday 27 October 2016
Friday 28 October 2016

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What's Here?

  • Cafe
  • Information
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Shop
  • Visitor centre
  • Toliets


OS Grid ref: NY209245
Postcode: CA12 5TW

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01768 778469
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