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Cumbria Wildlife Trust

The Cumbria Wildlife Trust is custodian of some fabulous places to walk near Kirkby Stephen, including Smardale Gill, Argill Woods and Tarn Sike. There are full details of all the reserves and a map on the Cumbria Wildlife Trust website.

The Upper Eden Support Group is one of a network of groups which exist to support Cumbria Wildlife Trust in its work to conserve and protect wildlife and wild places throughout Cumbria. The group runs a variety of fundraising activities, and members and non-members alike are welcome to join any of the events. These include interesting talks in winter (held at Kirkby Stephen Friends Meeting House; entry £3.00) and walks in summer (free but donations welcome!)

work partyYou can roll up your sleeves and join a work party - a great way to meet people, get fit and, of course, help conserve and protect these environments and their wildlife. Visit the Cumbria Wildlife Trust website and find out how to join in these activities.

Contact: Margaret Albon, Chairman: 017683 71040

You can support the Cumbria Wildlife Trust by making a simple text donation from your mobile phone. Text WILD20 £1,2,3,5,10 to 70070, filling in the gift aid form too if you can.

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You can download to an app or print out three free walks near Kirkby Stephen from the Walkingworld website. One is a circuit of the Smardale nature reserve including the imposing viaduct. There is an exploration of the Eden Viaducts near Kirkby Stephen that includes I-Spy sheets for spotting features en-route. The third is a rugged hill walk to the summit of Wild Boar Fell. Simply join Walkingworld to access these walks.
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