Welcome to Ennerdale

Check out the news from the valley with our Spring 2019 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.

Easter Egg Hunt

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Sunday 21st April 2019.

The event will follow the usual route of Smithy Beck forest trail & lake shore track with family fun activities to do along the way. Not forgetting the Cadbury chocolate treat at the end!

Event open between 11am-3pm.
Start/Finish: Bowness Knott, Ennerdale CA23 3AU
No booking required
Visit our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt page for more info

Stewardship Plan

Our 2018-2028 Stewardship Plan is now approved and available to view. We are now working on actions aimed at delivering the plans objectives.

Newsletter

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.  Wild Ennerdale has its own page along with other UK projects such as Knepp and Trees for Life - Restoring the Caledonian Forest

New 40 hectare native tree planting project
Join the wild discussion on facebook
Explore the valley through over 2300 images
Working to restore habitats in the River Ehen?

Spirit of Place

Through a number of events in 2016 and 2017 we  explored the valley's "Spirit of Place"  and have produced this ebook to share our experiences. The book can also be purchased from the Gather in Ennerdale Bridge.


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