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England's Woods & Forests
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Discovery Pass

Discover the
freedom of
the forest…
every day of the year…

Get free parking, discounts on events and much more with an annual Discovery Pass


The ultimate free guide to our forests

Forest Xplorer running on iPhone and Android devices

Volunteering at Grizedale

 Volunteer with us
Make your forest a fantastic place…

Join your local team of volunteers to learn new skills, meet new people, make new friends and enhance your local forest for the benefit of nature and the community.

Ancient Forester 2. Sculpture by David Kemp 1995 Grizedale

We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities across Cumbria that you can get involved in: from volunteering in visitor experience, guided walks and arts to practical conservation and maintenance of walking and biking trails.


Education ranger with school group

Enjoy the forest and be part of the Forestry Commission's ever growing team of volunteers. Whatever your age, ability or fitness level there is so many different opportunities to be involved in.

To find out more about volunteering opportunities with the Forestry Commission, select one the of volunteering opportunities below or contact our local Volunteer Co-ordinator  

• Practical Conservation Volunteer

Field Survey Volunteer

• Visitor Experience Volunteer

• Forest Art Works Volunteer   

Guided Walk Volunteer

To apply for a Volunteer placement please complete the             Volunteer Application formand return to our local Volunteer Co-ordinator 



Last updated: 28th August 2017

Help us take care of your forest


OS Grid ref: SD331944
Postcode: LA22 0QJ

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England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.