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Practical conservation work days  

Grizedale Volunteer DaysWe have put together what we hope is a varied and exciting programme of practical sessions for the coming months, working in different areas on lots of different tasks so hopefully there is something to interest everyone! 

Please note the different meeting points for each workday.

Volunteers tree planting at Brows Wood near Whinlatter


Thursday 26 May CANCELLED

Saturday 11 June
Meet at Masmill car park at 10am.

Further work days will take place on the dates listed below, meeting points and tasks will be confirmed shortly.

Thursday 23 June
Thursday 7 July
Saturday 23 July

You're very welcome to drop in to these sessions but if you haven't been to one before please give us a call at Whinlatter, 017687 78127, so we can get a few details from you and let you know what to expect on the day.

Tools & gloves will be provided but please wear sturdy foorwear and bring waterproofs and refreshments.

Contact or tel: 017687 78127 for more information or to sign up to our newsletter.


The Art of Mountain Bike Trail Building
Upcoming dates:

Saturday 14 May
Saturday 18 June
Saturday 16 July
Saturday 23 July
Saturday 30 July

Saturday 10 September
Saturday 8 October
Saturday 5 November

 The meeting point for all work parties will be behind Cyclewise

Tools and gloves provided but wear sturdy footwear and bring waterproofs and refreshments.

Booking not essential but it is really helpful if you can let us know you are coming, so we can get the right amount of work and tools prepared.
For more information please contact
Progress and photos can be found on the Whinlatter facebook page -

What? Osprey Project VolunteersMale osprey
We are very hopeful that we’ll soon be seeing the Ospreys taking up residence again on the nest at Bassenthwaite.  The birds usually return towards the end of March or early April.  We’re now recruiting volunteers to help out at the outdoor viewing areas at Dodd Wood or in the Visitor Centre at Whinlatter to welcome visitors, provide information and assist visitors with viewing of the birds and their nest. 
When?  Throughout the osprey nesting season, from 1st April to 2nd September
Where?  Dodd Wood and Whinlatter Visitor Centre.   
For more information please contact

Last updated: 29th June 2016

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