• Hay-Day Walks

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    Discover more about Cumbria's upland hay meadows and the work being done to restore them on the Hay-Day walks.

    Hay-Day Walks

  • Protecting Wildlife For The Future

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    Help Cumbria Wildlife Trust conserve the wildlife and wild places of Cumbria for the future.

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Kathleen Ashbridge

Kathleen Ashbridge was born in 1930.   She lives with her sister, Margaret, in the house in Caldbeck  in which she was born.   She has lived in the Caldbeck area for most of her life and has always taken a keen interest in the countryside and wildlife, in particular wild flowers.

Majorie Thorburn and Muriel Hugh

Marjorie and Muriel are sisters, born in 1929 and 1932 respectively, who have lived in the Thornthwaite area most of their lives. They have witnessed tremendous changes in the Whinlatter area due to the drainage and afforestation programmes there and recall the wildlife and flora of the region before the forests grew up.

Margaret Gass

Margaret Annie Gass was born in 1929 at The Murt, where her parents farmed in Wasdale. They moved to The Ghyll farm when Margaret was 11.

Maurice Steele

Maurice was born in 1941 and brought up on a dairy farm in Corney, near Bootle in the south west of Cumbria. When he married in the early 1960s he moved to a Forestry Commission farm in the Eskdale area  where he kept sheep and cattle. He lived there until his retirement a few years ago, he still keeps an interest as the farm was taken over by his son.

Mike Carrier

Mike Carrier was born in 1934. He moved to Cumbria in 1964 and spent his working life as a railway man.

Nan Shepherd

Nan (Annie Evelyn Shepherd) was born at Fell Edge Farm, Crossthwaite in 1922. At 6 she moved with her family to Tarn Side, where her parents lived and worked for the rest of their lives.