Aug 19 2020

The Spruce Pullers!

It’s not difficult to stay socially distanced in Great Knott Wood and finding a purposeful task for lockdown was a no-brainer - spruce-pulling. Situated just south-east of Lake Windermere, Great Knott is a wood of two halves. Round the edge is the wonderful semi-natural ancient woodland...

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Aug 14 2020

Share your Wildife Experiences

We have all experienced the last few months in so many different ways, but a resonating message that reappears over and over is just how much the year 2020 has been a time of reconnection and appreciation of the world around us. From an appreciation of...

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Mar 13 2020

30 years Knott Out!

Our Site Manager for Cumbria, Heather Swift recently celebrated 30 years with the Trust, yes you heard that right  - thirty years! Heather has achieved a huge amount for woods and trees during her time in the Northern Ops Team. She was integral in securing and delivering the...

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Nov 04 2019

Cumbria Volunteer Gathering

Thanks to everyone who came along to our last volunteer gathering of 2019, in Rydal Hall, Cumbria on Saturday. We were joined by Heather Swift, Cumbria site manager, who updated us all on what has been happening on our estate in the county. We were...

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Jul 02 2019

Tree Identification at How Tun Wood

We had a great time spent with a local cub scouts group who visited How Tun Woods in Barrow Cumbria recently, to learn about the history of the wood and practice tree identification with the aid of the  Trusts "Leaf Identification" swatches. After successfully identifying...

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Jun 26 2019

Cumbria Volunteer Gathering

We are delighted to be able to invite you to our Cumbria Volunteer Gathering on Sat 2nd November 2019 10.30am – 3.30pm at Rydal Hall, near Ambleside, Cumbria This free event open to all volunteers is an opportunity to meet fellow volunteers and catch up with...

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Jul 19 2018

Cumbria Volunteer Network day

Thanks to all of our Cumbria volunteers who joined site manager Heather Swift and I for a great day at Finsthwaite on Saturday. After a morning spent in Finsthwaite Village Hall and a really tasty lunch kindly provided by Vanessa, Judith and co. from Finsthwaite village,...

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