We are delighted to be starting the New Year by offering people a chance to get involved with an exciting new project in Threlkeld near Keswick. 

Friends member Mike Hambrey of Threlkeld kindly gifted the landscape charity two hectares of land (5 acres) to form a new woodland which will be made accessible to the public early in 2022. A new access path has been created to Dam Mire Wood and the charity is now looking for people who are willing to help get their hands dirty by helping to look after and enhance the land. 

Pictured: New path access providing views of Blencathra from Dam Mire Wood in Threlkeld near Keswick

Land Manager Jan Darrall said, 

“We are really excited to be able to offer a new volunteer opportunity at what is now our most northerly property in Cumbria. Anyone is welcome to book up and join us on our first volunteering workparty of the year where we will be doing some staking and weeding of newly planted trees. 

“This is the first of many opportunities that people will have to enjoy this new public space. Working with West Cumbria Rivers Trust we are creating new woodland habitats and we are keen for people to get involved and give us ideas as to what other things they would like us to do with the land. We’ll shortly be providing details of a series of public engagement events early in 2022 so do check our website for updates.” 

The workparty takes place on Monday 10th January 2022. Details of the day and how to book plus other volunteering opportunities in 2022 are available here>