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.

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. 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"  and have produced this ebook to share our experiences. The book can also be purchased from the Gather in Ennerdale Bridge.

New 40 hectare native tree planting project
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