Welcome to Ennerdale

Check out the news from the valley with our Autumn 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to  Ennerdale 

Rising abruptly out of the coastal plain of West Cumbria Ennerdale is one of the most remote of Cumbria valleys and has a distinctive character of its own. There is a sense of tranquillity, ruggedness, self-will, wildness, a feeling more of Scotland or Scandinavia. Wild Ennerdale is one of the UK’s largest wildland partnerships.

It is widely recognised for its partnership working, future natural approach and for pioneering innovative ways of upland management which blur boundaries between forestry and farming. 

The Wild Ennerdale partnership invites you to explore this unique valley and experience its special sense of wildness.

Stewardship Plan

Thank you to everyone who has commented on our draft Stewardship Plan, we are collating together our responses and making amendments and will publish the revised plan shortly. The full initial draft can be found on the  Forestry Commission's Consultation hub


Check out the news from the valley with our latest Newsletter

European wilding 

Wild Ennerdale is excited to have become a member of the European Rewilding Network. The network offers members the opportunity to gain experiences, expertise and resources from other similar projects across Europe. Wild Ennerdale has its own page within the network website along with other UK projects such as Knepp and Trees for Life - Restoring the Caledonian Forest

Spirit of Place

Through a number of events in 2016 and 2017, we explored the valley's "Spirit of Place" led by our National Trust partners and have produced an ebook to share our experiences

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