• 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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Coppice Woodland

Coppice Woodland

Much of Cumbria's woodland was once a vital part of the rural economy, and traditionally managed as coppice woodland. Jim Spedding remembers there were many uses for coppiced wood, and how the introduction of plastics and steel led to a drastic decline in the demand for woodland products.