• 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.

    Join now

Traditional Farming Life

Traditional Farming Life

Traditional farming practises would have been very different 60 years or so ago. There were few artificial fertilizers or pesticides and silage was not yet widely made. Where you may now see machinery and tractors, and black plastic silage bales in many of the fells and dales, you would have once seen horses, carts and men working the fields by hand.