Penrith & District Red Squirrel Group

Penrith & District Red Squirrel Group (P&DRSG) is a registered charity committed to preserving red squirrels in their natural environment within the Penrith & District area and their protection from extinction in the wild.

The group became a registered charity in 2006 and has a growing network of supporters, members and volunteers plus dedicated ‘Red Squirrel Rangers’.

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Wed 1st May

Cumbrian Red

Join us for an evening with multi-award winning photographer and film maker Terry Abraham. After a showing of his latest work ‘Cumbrian Red’, there will be an opportunity to hear Terry talk about the film and answer any questions from the audience.

Tickets are £6 each.

Doors open at 6.30pm

Film Starts at 7pm

There will be an intermission with refreshments.

Venue: The Old Courthouse, Shap.

Click below to purchase or reserve a ticket.

Terry’s latest work released in 2023 highlights the plight of native red squirrels within the Lake District National Park and Cumbria.

A breathtaking, moving and educational film that highlights the work of scientists, rangers, conservationists and locals seeking to protect our iconic and endangered red squirrels.

We will be showing the the director’s cut versions of this critically-acclaimed 2023 project documenting the plight of our native red squirrels, ‘Cumbrian Red’.

Red Squirrel Guided Walks

Saturday 4th May

red squirrel
Red Squirrel Walk
at Shap Wells Hotel

Join rangers Jerry Moss & Gary Murphy for a short walk to watch the red squirrels in the grounds at Shap Wells Hotel and see the fantastic work they are carrying out to protect the red squirrel habitat and create an amazing site for visitors to be able to watch and interact with these beautiful and charismatic animals.

The group became a registered charity in 2006 and has a growing network of supporters, members and volunteers plus dedicated ‘Red Squirrel Rangers’.

Individuals of the group had been volunteering to remove the rare grey squirrel prior to 1994. Sadly, it soon became apparent that the grey squirrel was becoming prevalent where they once never existed, and the first cases of squirrel pox presented in Cumbria’s red squirrel populations.

There will be 3 separate walks taking place throughout the day.

Book early – there are limited spaces and they go very quickly!

Walk 1 – 9am – 10am

Walk 2 – 10.30 – 11.30

Walk 3 – 12.30 – 13.30

The walk is about a mile in length following fairly easy paths through the woods at Shap Wells Hotel.
There is usually plenty of opportunity to see squirrels up close.

Make sure you wear sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing to match the weather on the day. Bring a camera and binoculars.

Parking will be at the Shap Wells Hotel – see map below.

The walk is free to join – If you are able, please make a donation to PRSG on the day or through their website.
This helps them continue the vital work they carry out to protect our reds.

Location – Shap Wells Hotel, Shap, Penrith CA10 3QU