• 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

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

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Red clover

A common tufted perennial.

© Tom Marshall

The UK’s leading game bird with its main Cumbria home found in the northern Pennines. Scarce in central high fells of Cumbria with a few found on the moors of the coastal plain. Population of breeding pairs in Cumbria estimated to be  2,500 – 3,000 in 2001.
The UK’s leading game bird with its main Cumbria home found in the northern Pennines. Scarce in central high fells of Cumbria with a few found on the moors of the coastal plain. Population of breeding pairs in Cumbria estimated to be  2,500 – 3,000 in 2001.

Red Legged Partridge

Brighter and more conspicuous than the smaller grey partridge this french import is quite rare in Cumbria with, only 60-80 breeding pairs found mainly along the eastern fringes of the Lake District and the northern Pennines

Rook

Gregarious birds living in colonies known as “rookeries” the Rook is a bird of farmland and grassland. In Cumbria they live in most areas except the high fells with the population estimated at 45,000 pairs in 2001.

© Barbara Carr

Hairy stems arise from a rosette of toothed leaves.