Events

Balsam Bashing

12 May, 2018 - 2 September, 2018 South Cumbria

It’s that time of year when we start to see the emergence of Himalayan Balsam, an invasive non-native species. For a number of years South Cumbria Rivers Trust have been working with local groups and volunteers to control it’s spread; there is a noticeable difference however, there are still some large infestations. In order┬áto continue this good work we need the support of volunteers to help ‘pull’ balsam; this is a simple but effective way of reducing the spread of…

Crosthwaite Discovery Day

18 July, 2018 - 4 August, 2018 Crosthwaite

Join South Cumbria Rivers Trust for a Discovery Day in Crosthwaite. The Trust will be running the event on two occasions: Wednesday 18th July from 3pm – 6pm & Saturday 4th August from 10am – 1pm. This is a free drop in event, ideal for families, locals and people interested in the project work on the Winster and Gilpin. There will be a discovery trail starting in Crosthwaite to guide you to the demonstration area (see map below). Parking is…

What Lies Beneath

21 July, 2018 (13:00 - 17:00) Railway Meadow, Dalton in Furness

Family Fun activity day with South Cumbria Rivers Trust & Becks to Bay in conjunction with Dalton Football Club. This is a fantastic opportunity to get up close with some of the creatures which live in your local becks. Join in with the arts and crafts and learn how you can volunteer to sample the creatures in your local beck. This free event is running alongside a community day by Dalton Football Club to celebrate the start of the season.…

The All England Stone Skimming Championships!

18 August, 2018 (11.00am - 4.00pm) Fell Foot Park, Newby Bridge, Windermere LA12 8NN

It’s that time of year again…the ALL ENGLAND STONE SKIMMING COMPETITION is back! Hosted by SCRT and Fell Foot Park National Trust, the day celebrates the traditional art of stone skimming on stunning lake Windermere. A day of fun for all the family; with stalls, river-based activities, BBQ, drinks (including ale), ice creams and of course…stone skimming! Prizes to be won for the best male and female throw of three age groups: Under 11s, 11-16yrs and 16+ Three stones per…