North West England Members' Group Events

Latest information about work parties and events for members and supporters in North West England

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Looking to do some conservation work? Join members as they carry out various tasks to improve the ecology of the local area.

North West England Members' Gathering

When | 29 February to 1 March

Where | Glenridding Village Hall

Cost | Donation (plus evening meal if required)

See the event page for more details.

Restoring Hardknott Forest

Since 2003, over 700 volunteers have helped restore Hardknott Forest in the upper reaches of the Duddon valley - one of the Lake District's largest conifer plantations - to native woodland. They now need extra help...

Regular volunteering takes place on the second Sunday and fourth Tuesday of each month:

  • 12 & 28 January 2020;
  • 9 & 25 February 2020;
  • 8 & 24 March 2020;
  • 12 & 28 April 2020;
  • 10 & 26 May 2020;
  • 14 & 23 June 2020;
  • 13 & 22 September 2020;
  • 11 & 27 October 2020;
  • 8 & 24 November 2020;
  • 13 & 22 December 2020.

Residential weekends

Fancy getting out in nature for a weekend to help with some valuable conservation work? Please email John Hodgson to book on the following events:

  • 18-19 April 2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
  • 27-28 June 2020
  • 3-4 October 2020

To find out more about the project, visit the Restoring Hardknott Forest website or Facebook page or sign-up for the e-newsletter.

Photo shows Restoring Hardknott Forest volunteers at work.

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