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Talks at The Old Courthouse

Cumbria's Ancient Woodlands

Tuesday 7th May

Cumbria’s Ancient Woodlands

Join Graham Watson & Jamie Chaplin-Bryce to discover Cumbria’s ancient woodlands and ancient woodland restoration.
There will also be a general overview of what Cumbria Woodlands does, the opportunities for woodland creation and management in Cumbria and the benefits that this brings.

Cumbria Woodlands is not-for-profit
Our Woodland Advisory Service exists to support landowners and land managers looking to create or manage woodland within Cumbria. Advocating, demonstrating and advising on woodland management has been at the very core of Cumbria Woodland’s mission for over 30 years. Our expertise combines knowledge of woodland management with a deep understanding of the Cumbrian landscape, environment and heritage.  The advisory service can offer information on all grants and funding available for woodland management and creation, including the Cumbria Coastal Community Forest.

Doors open 7pm

Talk starts at 7.30

Opportunity for Q & A

Spaces limited – please book below

The talk is free to attend – but please make a donation, if you can, on the evening.

Venue – The Old Courthouse, Shap

Cumbria Woodlands can offer advice on issues that landowners and farmers are currently facing, including grants advice, ash dieback disease, storm damage, woodland creation and natural flood management, along with a range of online training courses and in person events focused on specific topics. 

For more information on Cumbria Woodlands, follow the link


Ancient Woodlands Walk

Wednesday 15th May

Ancient Woodlands Walk

Explore a local ancient woodland close to Shap with tree expert Jamie Chaplin-Bryce.

The exact venue for the walk has yet to be confirmed. It will be close to Shap – probably in the Lowther Valley.

Times: 1pm – 3pm

Walk length: Approx 2km

Steep ground, uneven terrain.

Not suitable for wheelchairs.

Spaces limited – please book below

Please car share from The Old Courthouse, Shap as only limited parking available at the venue.

The walk is free to attend – but please make a donation, if you can, to help support the organisations running these events.

  • Moderate to hard, mostly track on uneven ground.
  • What to wear: Please dress according to the weather, warm clothes and waterproofs if cool and/or wet, don’t forget sunhats, sunscreen if hot! Please wear sturdy shoes or wellies.
  • What to bring: Snacks and a drink, binoculars
  • Parking: At The Old Courthouse, Shap
  • Toilets or facilities: None
  • Refreshments: none

Venue Location – tbc